Named Doctor

From March 2016 we have allocated every patient a named accountable GP and patients can ask to be informed who that allocated GP is. 

We allocate every patients to one of the GP partners when registered on an equal shares basis - and if a patient wants to know who that doctor is we are happy to advise them on request.

It makes no practical difference as to who you see for treatment - nor does it mean you will only be spoken to or seen by that allocated doctor. 

This named doctor will, where needed, oversee the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the NHS contract and ensure they are delivered to each patient where required (based on the clinical judgement of that named doctor)

The named doctor will not take on vicarious liability for the work of other doctors or health professionals.

Nor will the named GP take on 24 hour responsibility for a patient or make a change to their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability - and the named doctor cannot be the only GP to care for that patient

This allocation of a named doctor - required by contract - does not remove a patients' choice of who to see.

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