All our patients are given a named GP when registering with us. Your named doctor has overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This assists us with administration and allows patients to build up a relationship with one doctor so we can provide continuity of care. We would remind our patients that having a named GP does not prevent you from consulting with any available doctor in the Practice; your named GP cannot always be available when on the day assessment is required or a home visit needed. If a patient has a preference as to their named GP the Practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. However, with the increasing amount of administration work involved with looking after our patients, to ensure this is shared fairly between all of the doctors we ask our patients to remain with their named GP.