Named GP

The 2015-2016 GP contract in England now requires the named accountable GP to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure that they are delivered where required to each of their patients.

Having a named GP will not –

  • take on responsibility the work of other GP’s
  • take on 24 hour responsibility for their patients
  • imply personal availability
  • be the only GP or clinican who will provide care to the individual patient

There is no condition within the requirement for patients to see the named GP when they book an appointment at our practice, patients are entitled to choose to see any of our GP’s or practice nurses in line with our current arrangements.

If you wish to know your “named GP” before your next appointment please ask reception or at your next visit.