Changes to the GP contract mean that all patients in England, including children, will benefit from having a named, accountable doctor who will be responsible for coordinating their care. By the end of March 2016 the practice is required to assign all our patients a “Named GP”. Everyone will be allocated Dr Watson as their named GP for this practice.

At Lyme Bay medical practice, all our patients have always had a named GP who is in overall charge of their care. Although this is a new requirement across the country, we always felt there is a benefit for both you and us to have an on-going and personal relationship within which we provide your care.

You can still have appointments with any of our clinicians not just your Named GP.

Patients aged 75 and over

In addition for patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP will also:

Work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
Ensure these patients have access to a health check