Close Farm Surgery doctors have always kept their named patient lists. This is now a requirement of every practice’s contract with NHS England. Your usual doctor in the contract is referred to as “your named accountable GP”. The role of the named GP is to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered where required (based on the named GP’s clinical judgement) to each of their patients. The named GP will deal with all correspondence received from hospitals and other organisations regarding your care, and will review any repeat medication you have. Having a “named GP” does not mean that this is the only doctor or clinician at the practice who will provide you with care. If you need to be seen urgently this may be with any of the doctors working that day.
If you want to check who your named GP is, please ask our receptionists who will be happy to help.
If you have a preference for your named GP please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate this request.