In accordance with the current government and our NHS contract all patients on our list have been allocated a named accountable GP who will be responsible for your overall care. This will either be Dr Kaura, McCubbin, Whiteman, Hilton or Sayles.
If you wish to know which GP has been allocated to you, please ask reception at your next visit.
You can still book appointments with any GP
What this will mean for you as a patient:
You are unlikely to see any notable change in the way your care is delivered to you and you can continue to see any GP in the practice as you currently do.
You do not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us on 0191 236 2366.
The responsibilities of your named GP will be to:Take the lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required by you from the GP practice are provided. Where required, use their professional judgement, to work with relevant health and social care professionals to deliver a care package that meets your needs. Ensure your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice.
The role of the named GP will not:
Take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals.
Take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours.
Imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week.
Be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient.