Named GP

The 2015-2016 GP contract in England extends 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.

Named GP | Woodsend Medical Centre

You do not have to see your named GP when you book an appointment; you can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in line with current arrangements 
Woodsend Medical Centre.

We will be informing patients of their named GP on an ad-hoc basis on contact with the practice, however, if you wish to have this information sooner please contact reception who will be happy to help. Patients over 75 will continue to receive a letter informing of their named GP.