All practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients.
This will not impact on your experience at the surgery, the provision of appointments at your surgery, your treatment or which GP you can see.
You may wonder why your allocated GP is not necessarily the one you see most regularly. Please be assured that you can still access all of our medical team in exactly the same way as before. Having been advised of your named accountable GP, should you have any concerns please raise at your next contact with the surgery.
Question and Answers
What does Accountable Mean?
Your named accountable GP will oversee the co-ordination of your care amongst the other health professionals.
Does this mean that my named accountable GP will take 24 hr responsibility for my care?
NO, the named accountable GP will not take on 24 hr responsibility for your care, your named GP will purely oversee the care that you receive
Does this mean that I have the right to see my named GP every time I book an appointment?
NO, a patient can express who they would like to see, however, this may not always be possible due to appointment availability with that GP.
Can patients still see any GP they wish?
YES, a patient can continue to see any GP they wish as they currently do.
Will I be informed in writing who my accountable named GP is?
NO, we do not have to inform you in writing. If you would like to know who your named GP is then please contact us.