The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. All patients have a named GP and will be informed at the first appropriate interaction with the practice. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor. Your named GP has overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. They will also work with other relevant health and care professionals to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs.