NAMED GP FOR ALL PATIENTS
We have allocated a named and accountable GP to all our Central Surgery patients.
What are the Named GP's responsibilities to 75s and over?
For patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP is responsible for:
- working with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
Does the requirement mean 24-hour responsibility for patients?
No. The named GP will not:
- take on responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
- take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week
- be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient
Can patients choose their own Named GP?
In the first instance, patients are simply allocated a named GP. However, if a patient requests a particular GP, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate their preference, recognising that there are occasions when the Practice may not feel the patient's preference is suitable.
Do patients have to see the Named GP when they book an appointment with the practice?
No. Patients can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements.