Named Accountable GP for all Patients
From 31 March 2016 practices are required to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients and inform patients of this. The GP is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice.
Those patients who are aged 75 and over or who have been identified as at risk of hospital admission, will already have a named GP and be aware of this.
You do not have to do anything though you can contact the practice and ask at reception to find out who your named GP is. You can still see your usual GP of choice or another GP, if you wish. You may have already been informed of your named GP by one of the reception team if you have visited the surgery recently.
This is a government led initiative and does not affect your overall care and treatment in any way.
Accessing Your Medical Record Online
As from 1 April 2016, patients will be able to access additional information in their medical record on line if they wish. In the same way that you can go on line and access basic details such as your repeat medications and allergies and sensitivities recorded, or order repeat medication or book a GP appointment, you will be able to register to access more detailed parts of your medical record. In order to do this you will need to talk with your usual GP first.
If you wish to access any on line services, please speak with a receptionist and they will give you a form to complete, giving the practice authority to set this up. Even if you already book appointments and order repeat medication, you will still need to let reception know that you would also like to be able to view your summary care record/more detailed care record and you still need to complete a consent form giving authorisation for this.
There is a leaflet available on reception if you would like to read more about this service. Thank you.
Debs Smith, Practice Manager