As of 1st April 2016, under the GMS contract all patients, including children registered at Shaftesbury Medical Centre should have an allocated accountable GP. The GP will be responsible for patients overall healthcare. However, patients can still see any GP or nurse in the practice of their choosing. Having an allocated Gp does not affect the quality of service we provide to our patients.
When you registered at Shaftesbury Medical Centre, you were already assigned a named GP (usual GP) and you may already know who this is; if you don’t, please ask the next time you are in the surgery. If you want to change your usual GP please let the receptionist know and we will try our utmost to accommodate this. If you have repeat prescriptions, the name of your allocated (usual) GP will be printed on the right hand side of the prescription.
our 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.
New patients registering from 1st April 2015 onwards will be informed of their named GP at the point of registration