As from 1st April 2015 a new requirement in the GP contract is to allocate ALL patients with a ‘named, accountable GP’.
As stated on the BMA website:
The contract requires the named accountable GP 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).
Please note that patients are still free to see ANY GP of their choice. Patients will start to be notified of their accountable GP when they attend the surgery, if you are unsure who your accountable GP is and would like to know please contact the surgery on the main telephone line.