You may or may not be aware that from April 2014 the Government required all GP practices to provide their patients aged 75 and over with a named GP. This provision was further rolled out to the remaining patients registered at the practice from April 2015. Every patient registered at this practice has now been allocated a named accountable GP. This GP will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the GP contract and ensure that they are delivered to each of our patients where required (based on the clinical judgment of the named accountable GP). However, the practice is very keen to point out that this in no way restricts the patients’ ability to see whichever GP they wish to see at the practice.
For ease, the surgery has allocated patients on the following basis:
- Patients whose surname begins A to M will be allocated Dr Lowcock.
- Patients whose surname begins N to Z will be allocated Dr Veltkamp.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.