Named accountable GP for ALL patients

As part of the GP Contract changes 2015/16 it was agreed between BMA’s General Practitioners Committee and NHS Employers that all practices need to ensure that each patient on their list is assigned a named, accountable GP.

There is no condition within the requirement for patients to see their named, accountable GP when they book an appointment with the practice – patients continue to be able to see any GP/Clinician in the practice in line with current arrangements.

The named, accountable GP will not take on 24hr responsibility for the patient or make a change to their working hours; the GP contract requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week. The named, accountable GP cannot be the only GP/Clinician to care for that patient.

If you do not know who your named, accountable GP is then please make contact with the surgery for this information.