As from the 1st April 2015 all patients at our practice have a named GP to oversee their care.
You may already have been told who your named GP is at some point; for those of you who haven’t yet been told, our aim is to let you know before the end of March 2016. Please ask next time you make contact with the practice if you would like to know who you’re named GP is. For those of you whose named GP has left the practice we will inform you of his or her replacement. If you would like to specify a particular GP to be your named GP do let us know and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. This does not mean it will always be possible for you to see this GP, although if this is your preference, again we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
What does this mean for you?
You are unlikely to see any notable change in the way care is delivered to you by our practice, just a formalisation of our current process.
The responsibilities of your named GP will be to:
Take the lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required by you from the GP practice are provided.
Where required, use their professional judgement, to work with relevant health and social care professionals to deliver a care package that meets your needs.
Ensure your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice
Ensure you have access to a health check if requested.
These responsibilities will be carried out within the opening hours of the surgery and do not change the way you or other patients currently access care outside of these hours.
You must continue to book appointments with the practice in the same way. If you require an appointment with a GP urgently and are unable to book it with your ‘named GP’ please book in with another available doctor.
Please book Nurse Appointments in the usual way.