You may be aware that from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. You do not need to take any further action. If you wish to be told the name of your named GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery or you can telephone reception.
If you are unhappy with the named doctor allocated to you and have a genuine concern that this doctor will not be best placed to undertake the responsibilities assigned, then you can ask to be reallocated to another doctor.
Patients do not have to see their named GP and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements. However, if their preferred choice of GP is not available, an alternative will be offered.
New patients registering from 1st April 2015 onwards will be allocated at point of registration.
All patients registered at Newton Drive Health Centre have a named accountable GP.