From April 2015 the Government has extended the Named GP scheme to all patients. This is something that the practice already operates as each patient is registered with an individual doctor. This does not mean that you have to see that doctor or that you cannot see anyone else in the practice – as always you can ask to see any specific clinician if that is important to you and they are able to manage the issue in question. It does mean that there is an individual who takes an overview of the services being provided to patients registered with them to ensure that we are offering relevant and suitable care.
If you would like to know who your Named GP is you can find out in a number of ways:
- Check the right hand side of prescriptions: we have configured the system to print your Named GP here from now on
- Ask any clinician within the practice when you next attend
- Contact the practice in any of the usual ways if you need to know and do not have a forthcoming visit (please do not make appointments just to ask this question)
If you would prefer to have a different Named GP than the one you are currently allocated we will do our best to accommodate this. Please make such a request in writing to the Practice Manager.