Over the past two years the Government has been introducing named GPs for patients. This was introduced first for vulnerable patients and then last year for all patients over the age of 75. This year the government has extended this to all patients having a named GP.
Each patient in our surgery does now have a named GP, this has been based on the doctor that you most frequently see. Many patients have not seen a GP in the last few years and those have been shared between the doctors. There will be no change in the service; patients will be able to see any doctor in the surgery. If you need to be seen today then a doctor will see you but we can't say which doctor and you may well have to wait for a while.
A named GP will only get involved in your care if you have a spell of acute care that requires co-ordination between different agencies, This typically follows a time in hospital when a patient may need support.