The named GPs' responsibilities

The named GP is largely a role of oversight. It reassures patients they have one GP who is responsible for their care.

  • ·      Patients do not need to see their named GP when they book an appointment with the practice.
  • ·      Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.
  • ·      The named GP works with relevant health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient.
  • ·      The named GP ensures that these patients have access to a health check as set out in section 7.9 of the standard GMS contract.
  • ·      The named GP will not take on 24 hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours.

What does a named accountable GP mean?

Your named GP's role is that of oversight. Your named GP will ensure that we work with other health and care providers to deliver a health and care package that meets your needs.

Where possible, we will make reasonable efforts to book an appointment with your named GP, but if not available other GPs and Clinicians will continue to support you.

What your Named accountable GP can’t do

Your named GP can’t be:

Available to take 24 hour responsibility for your needs or change their work hours – but, other GPs / clinicians will continue to support you if they are not available.

Legally responsible for the support that you receive from other health & care professionals.

What do you need to do?

You can continue to consult with any GP or other clinician

If you’d like to know who your named GP is – please ask at reception

If you would like to have a different named GP – just let us know and we will try to meet your preference (this may not always be possible – but if it isn’t we will explain why).