The Department of Health has told us that every person registered at South Oxford Health Centre must be allocated a named GP and must be told the name of that GP
Last year we were asked to change all people from being registered with a particular doctor to being registered to the Health Centre. This year, the Department of Health has told us that every person registered with the Health Centre must be allocated a ‘Named GP’ and must be told the name of that GP.
You will be informed of who will be your 'Named GP' upon registering with South Oxford Health Centre.
What does having a named GP mean?
The Government has not changed the registration process – all people are registered with a Health Centre, not an individual doctor. Our doctors all decided to work in General Practice because they see great value in building relationships with people and their families, and although a fresh perspective is always welcome, we have always encouraged booking with the same doctor to build continuity.
If your GP is not available, please book with another member of staff if you are concerned a delay may cause your problem to be made worse.
What if I want to change my named GP?
If one doctor has too many patients it will be harder for all of those people to see their normal doctor, so if at all possible please will you stick with your allocation, even if it means seeing a new GP.
If you would like to change your Named GP please leave a simple note with reception rather than telephoning to discuss the request.
You do not need you to explain why, and we will respect your choice
How to find out who your named GP is
You can find out in a variety of ways
- Look on your Repeat Prescription slip if you have regular prescriptions
- Looking on letters we have sent you
- By email for those who have asked to receive confidential information this way
- Patients will find out by text message when they make an appointment.
- Discussions face to face and by telephone
If you do not yet know who your named GP is, you can of course ask any member of staff.