Named GP

As part of the NHS commitment to providing more personalised care, from June 2015 all practice are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for their care and support that is provided by the practice.
  • This will not impact your experience at the practice, the provision of appointments, your treatment, or which GP you can see
  • Your allocated GP is not necessarily the one that you see most regularly, please be assured that you can still access all of our medical team
  • Having a named GP does not guarantee you will always be seen by that GP
  • Please note that the GP you are allocated to may be subject to change and reallocation in the future
If you have any questions or wish to know your named GP, please speak to a member of the Reception Team.
What are the named GP’s responsibilities to patients aged 75 and over?
From 2014 all patients aged 75 and over their named accountable GP is responsible for:
  • Ensuring that these patients have access to a health check as set out in section 7.9 of the GMS contract regulations
  • Working with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver multi-disciplinary care that meet the needs of the patient
  • Your named GP will not take on 24-hour responsibility for your care. The requirement does not imply personal availability for the GPs throughout the working week
  • Your named GP will not be the only GP or clinician who will provide patient care
Can patients choose their own named GP?
Patients will be allocated a named GP; patients are usually divided between the GPs based on first letter of their surname. However, if a patient requests a particular GP, reasonable efforts should be made to accommodate their preference, recognising that there are occasions when the practice may not feel the patient’s preference is suitable.
Do patients have to see the named GP when they book an appointment with the practice? 
No. Patients can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or Nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements. However, some patients may see this change as a way to encourage and promote continuity of care.