There has been a change to the General Medical Services Contract for 2015/16, which requires all practices under the contract to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients.
The purpose of having a named accountable GP is that the GP takes responsibility for the coordination of services required under the contract.
This does not alter the arrangement whereby patients can choose which GP they consult – patients can continue to see the doctor of their choice (subject to that doctors availability) – and patients remain registered under the Walton Medical Centre as opposed to individual doctors.
If you would like to know the name of your accountable GP please contact the surgery. Should you wish to express a preference as to which GP you have been assigned, please let the surgery know and we will endeavour to accommodate your request.