Did you know?
By March 2016 all patients registered with a GP practice must be allocated a named and accountable GP; Ireland Wood and Horsforth Medical practice have already done this, and you will be informed via text about who your named GP is, whether you attend Ireland Wood or New Croft Surgery. Don’t worry though as you are not obliged to see only your name GP and can still book appointments with any other doctor or nurse at the Practice.
Why allocate a named GP?
The purpose of named GPs is to provide an accountable doctor who is responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).
Will I be able to contact my named GP 24 hours a day?
Your named GP will not:
- take on responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
- take on 24-hour responsibility for patients, or have to change their working hours
- be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to patients who have them as their named GP
To find out who your named GP is simply ask next time you are in contact with the practice
Please note: Our phone lines are extremely busy so please do not call the surgery for the sole purpose of finding out the identity of your named GP as patients urgently requiring treatment may be waiting to speak to someone