Named Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015, all patients registered at any GP practice are required to be allocated a named accountable GP.

The Named Accountable GP for Al-Shifa Medical Centre is Dr Z Mohammad.

What does ‘Accountable’ mean?

The named accountable GP is responsible for the coordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensuring they are delivered to each patient where required.

However, this does not mean that they will be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient.

These responsibilities will be carried out within the opening hours of the Practice and do not change the way you currently access care outside these hours.

Will GP Practices write to patients to inform them of their Named GP?

Yes. Our new patients will receive a text message after their registration has been processed and approved by the NHS.

However, we will also inform patients of their named GP on request.

Can patients choose their own Named GP?

The Practice will allocate a named GP for each patient.

However, if a patient requests a different named GP, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate their preference.

Do patients have to see their Named GP when they book an appointment?

No. Patients can, and should, feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements. As all patients have an electronic medical record this ensures that all clinicians in the Practice have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information. If you request an urgent appointment, this will be with any of the doctors who have available appointments.

All patients registered at Al-Shifa Medical Centre have been allocated a named accountable GP.

Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the practice of your choosing.