All patients who register at the GP surgery will now be allocated a named accountable GP. NHS England contractually requires each registered patient to have a named allocated GP. The named accountable GP’s role is largely to oversee requirements that are being introduced to reassure patients they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf.
The named GP does not imply they will be the only GP who will provide care to that patient nor personal availability for GPs throughout the working week.
Existing patients can ask at any time who their named allocated GP is.
PLEASE NOTE – Overall responsibility for patient care has not changed. Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice; you do not need to see your named accountable GP.