As part of our NHS Contract we have to provide each patient with a "Named and Accountable GP". In fact we have been doing this for a long time, with each patient having a "usual GP" noted on our clinical system. Each patient must be notified of their Named GP.
Having a Named GP does not mean that you can only see that doctor when you come to the surgery. You can continue to see any of the doctors, as you do already.
In most cases your Named GP will be the doctor you most often see at the surgery and the one who knows you best. This doctor will also be the one who receives any hospital correspondence about your care and who handles your repeat prescription requests. We operate a "buddy" system to cover this work when your doctor is absent.
New patients are informed of their Named GP at the point of registration. We also provide this information on the right hand side of all prescriptions.