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We have closed our Willen site to our own patients so that it can be used as a HUB for MKHealth Extra, who will see the overspill of patients from all practices in MK. There is no walk-in service available at that site. We have moved our urgent care service back to our Newport Pagnell site. Your appointments will still be on the telephone with a clinician, if they feel you need to be seen you will be asked to come to the Newport Pagnell site to see our urgent care team. You will be asked to wait in your car until the clinician is ready, they will call you on your mobile phone and ask you to come to the door of our Health Education room (the side door before our main entrance). These precautions are to maintain minimum footfall within the Medical Centre and we ask for your understanding during these changes. The main doors at NPMC are still closed to patients entering the building. If you are invited to attend an appointment we would ask that you come alone; the exceptions to this will be the need for a parent or carer. If a parent or carer will also be attending, we shall ask for their name and they will also undergo the screening questions. We have not taken this decision lightly and your support with this decision is much appreciated

Named GP for all patients

The named GP requirement will be extended to all patients. By 31 March 2016 all practices will need to include on their website reference to the fact that all patients (including children) have been allocated a named, accountable GP. This will be a contractual requirement and builds on the 2014/15 agreement to provide a named & accountable GP for over 75s.

Practices should inform patients at the first appropriate interaction with the practice that they have the option to have a named accountable GP. It is for the practice to decide when this is appropriate and there is no requirement to write to patients to inform them.

If a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they wish to be assigned, the practice must make reasonable effort to accommodate this request. The named GP can be a partner or salaried GP.

The named accountable GP’s role will be to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).

For patients aged 75 and over, as required by the 2014/15 GMS contract agreement, the named accountable GP will:

  • work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
  • ensure that these patients have access to a health check as set out in section 7.9 of the standard General Medical Services contract.

 

 
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