From 1 April 2015, practices are required under the GMS contract to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients (including children).
The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgment of the named accountable GP).
All patients registered with Cedar Medical Practice have now been allocated a named accountable GP.
‘Your named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides you. They will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs’.
Please contact the practice or ask at Reception if you wish to know who your named accountable GP is.
If you would like to express a preference as to which GP you would like to have assigned to you, please let us know and the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
Although the named GP will have overall responsibility for the patient’s care and patients may request to see their named GP, it does not prevent patients from seeing any GP in the practice as they currently do.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss this further please contact us on the usual surgery number or via our practice email at firstname.lastname@example.org.