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Named GP

Named GP for all patients

From 1 April 2015, general practices are required to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients and to inform them of this named GP by March 2016.

We understand that this is confusing to patients as since 2003 patients were registered with a GP practice rather than an individual GP. This is still the case, but the government now want to ensure that all patients, of any age, are aware of the name of a GP in their practice.

 

This “named GP” does not need to be the GP you usually see, and, of course, if would be an huge challenge to manually check each patient record to see which GP to allocate to each patient. Therefore we have allocated Dr Johnson and Dr Al-Ausi as the “named GPs”, as they are the GP Partners and legally responsible for all patient care.

This does not mean that you have to see these GPs, you are free to see whomever you prefer. This “named GP” is an administrative code on your patient record and has no bearing on which GP you wish to see, and all GPs can see your medical records and manage your care.

If you would like to change allocated GP, or would prefer not to have a named GP allocated, please ask at reception or write to the practice or email [email protected].  Please do not telephone as phoner lines are very busy dealing with patient medical needs.