Named GP

Under Department of Health rules from 1 April 2016 patients are assigned a named GP. Patients are not registered to this GP, they are registered to the Practice but this named GP is responsible for the coordination of your overall care.

It has always been the case that a patient can choose which GP they want to see, excepting that they will need to see someone else if their preferred GP is not available or if their need is urgent. Having a named GP does not alter this but your named GP can have queries forwarded to them along with test results and the management of any referrals you require.

Your named GP does not need to be available to you on demand and it is worth noting that most GPs in general Practice do not work 5 days a week.

We have assigned a named GP on a random basis. To find out who has been assigned to you please ask at reception.