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Named GP

Changes to the GP contract mean that all patients in England, including children, will benefit from having a named, accountable doctor who will be responsible for coordinating their care. By the end of March 2016 the practice is required to assign all our patients a “Named GP”.  Everyone will be allocated a named GP by the practice or you can request a specific doctor.  Please speak to one of our receptionists to find out which GPs have an open list.

At Bridport Medical Centre, all our patients have always had a named GP who is in overall charge of their care.  Although this is a new requirement across the country, we always felt there is a benefit for both you and us to have an on going and personal relationship within which we provide your care

You can still have appointments with any of our clinicians not just your Named GP.

You can find out the name of your own GP by looking on the right hand side of your prescription or you can ask a member of our reception team to look this up for you.

If you have a preference and would like a particular doctor to be your named GP, please speak to one of our receptionists who will be able to advise you as to whether their list is open or full.

Patients aged 75 and over

In addition for patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP will also:

  • Work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient

  • Ensure these patients have access to a health check

Patients Choice

The practice aims to provide freedom to allow all patients to see a doctor of their choice.  This is impossible when individual doctors have reached the maximum amount of patients on their list that they can reasonably expect to deal with.  In such situations the list will be closed and no additional patients will be able to register with the doctor.  Reception staff will be able to advise you which doctors' lists are open at any one time.

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