Last year, Cadbury Heath Healthcare informed all of our patients over 75 of their named accountable GP. This year our contract with NHS England extended the requirement to provide a named accountable GP to all patients, rather than just those over 75.
The contract remains “practice-based”, so overall responsibility for patient care has not changed. The role of the named GP is to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered where required (based on the named GP’s clinical judgement) to each of their patients.
The named GP will deal with all correspondence received from hospitals and other organisations regarding your care, and will review any repeat medication you have.
Having a “named GP” does not mean that this is the only doctor or clinician at the practice who will provide you with care. You do not have to see your named GP when you book an appointment; you can continue to feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse. If you need to be seen urgently this may be with any of the doctors working that day.
If you have a preference for your named GP please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate this request. We have been informing patients of their named GP on an ad-hoc basis on contact with the practice. If you want to know who your named GP is, please ask our receptionists who will be happy to help.