Named Accountable GP
From 1st April 2015 onwards GP Practices are required, under the GMS contract, to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients, including children. The named accountable GP is responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate care and services required under the contract and ensures they are delivered to each of those patients where required, on the patient’s behalf. However, patients can still book appointments or telephone consultations with any GP in the practice.
Vesper Road and Morris Lane Surgery has always operated a personal list system so our patients are familiar with having a Usual GP; this GP will be their named accountable GP.
New patients registering after 1st April 2015 will be informed of their named GP at the point of registration.
If you were registered with us before 1st April 2015 and were aged over 75 or took part in the Unplanned Emergency Admissions service provision you will have already been allocated a named accountable GP and notified in writing – this named GP will remain the same and will not change.
Should you express a wish to change your named accountable GP, we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Please contact the surgery requesting the change.
You can find the name of your named accountable GP on your repeat prescription request slip. If you do not have a repeat prescription and wish to know who your named accountable GP is, please contact the surgery.