The practice has a requirement to assign an ‘Accountable GP’ to all patients on the practice list. All patients will be assigned to a GP in the practice and this will be recorded on their medical record as their ‘Usual GP’.
Patients will be advised of who their assigned Accountable/Usual GP is when they join the practice. All currently registered patients are to be advised of their assigned Accountable/Usual GP in such a manner as is considered appropriate by the practice. In circumstances where a patient’s assigned Accountable/Usual GP is not able to carry out the duties of accountable GP for any significant period of time (other than normal periods of leave) then the practice will be required to assign patients to a replacement Accountable/Usual GP and to give patients notice of the assignment accordingly.
Should a patient express a preference as to which general medical practitioner within the practice they would prefer to have as their assigned Accountable/Usual GP then the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the request. Requests to change an assigned Accountable/Usual GP should be made in writing to the Practice Manager.