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 during the last 1-2 years; 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 your named GP is. Your named GP is also detailed on the left hand side of your prescription.
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.
Please note that despite our GPs working with other health and social care professionals to deliver your care needs, they do not take on the responsibility for the care others deliver to you. If you have concerns about any care provided by a health and social care professional outside of the practice, this should be raised directly with them, or their organisation.