Did you know?
By March 2016 all patients registered with a GP practice must be allocated a named and accountable GP. Don’t worry though as you are not obliged to see only your name GP and can still book appointments with any other doctor or nurse at the Practice.
Why allocate a named GP?
The purpose of named GPs is to provide an accountable doctor who is responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).
Will I be able to contact my named GP 24 hours a day?
Your named GP will not:
- take on responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
- take on 24-hour responsibility for patients, or have to change their working hours
- be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to patients who have them as their named GP
To find out who your named GP is simply ask next time when you see a GP.