This notice applies to all patients at Park Lane Surgery, including children. (Patients over 75 have already been informed of their named accountable GP.)
From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. This GP has responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required, based on the GP’s clinical judgement.
This does not mean that you will only see your named GP, you will continue to be able to see any member of the clinical team and your care will still be provided by the most appropriate member of the clinical team here at Park Lane Surgery.
If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Please inform us if you wish to change your accountable GP.
Please note that despite our GPs working with other health and social care professionals to deliver your care needs, they do not take on the responsibility for the care others deliver to you. If you have concerns about any care provided by a health and social care professional outside of the practice, this should be raised directly with them, or their organisation.
Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.