The doctor will be a patient’s primary contact to provide continuity of care and build a stronger relationship between patient and doctor. You do not need to take any action: Your ‘named doctor’ is your registered doctor and whose name appears on your repeat prescription slip, but you can continue to see any of the doctors in the practice.
What are the responsibilities of the named GP?
- Take lead responsibility for ensuring that the practice delivers all appropriate services to the patient.
- Ensure that where required and based on the professional judgement of the named GP, the practice works with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver care that meets the needs of the patient.
- Ensure that the physical and psychological needs of the patient are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice.
- If you are aged 75 and over, ensure that the patient has access to a health check if requested. (If you do not see a nurse regularly/have any other conditions which require review).
The majority of patients registered at The Rothbury Practice know who their named GP is from the moment they register. If you do not know who your named GP is or would like to change your named GP, please ask at Reception.
These changes will not affect the way you utilise the practice or alter the level care you receive. You continue to see a GP of your choice, subject to availability.