All our patients now have a named GP who will be responsible for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. We hope this will provide and continue to promote the continuity of care for our patients.
What does it mean for me?
As one of our registered patients you have been allocated a named GP. Your named GP will ensure that you receive the best possible level of care and support from our Surgery and will work with other relevant healthcare professionals, who are involved in your care to ensure that your care meets your individual needs.
Even though you have been assigned a GP this does not mean you can only book with that GP or prevent you from seeing any doctor or nurse you wish, at either of our two Surgeries. You can also ask to change to another named GP if you wish.
If you don't know who your named GP is, please just ask.
Please note: It does not mean that the named GP will take on vicarious liability for the work of other doctors or health professionals. The named GP will not take on 24 hour responsibility for the patient or make a change to their working hours, the requirement does not imply personal availability for GP's throughout the working week. The named GP cannot be the only GP to care for that patient.