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Your Named Accountable GP

From 1 April 2015, practices are required to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children. Your named GP will be responsible for your overall care at the practice and take responsibility for coordinating other medical services you may need here as part of your care.

If you are over 75, your named GP will also work with other relevant health and social care professionals to ensure you receive the best all-round care to match your specific health needs. They will ensure you also have access to a health check.

Patients can contact the practice at any time to find out who their named GP is, and we will make reasonable efforts to take into account any preference you may have, though we can not guarantee you will be allocated your GP of choice.

If you do not wish to have a named accountable GP, simply let us know so we can record this in your patient record.

Publication of GP net earnings 2022/2023


Further to your request I have now completed the calculation in respect of the GP net earnings for 2022/2023 required for publication on the practice website. Please note that the figure calculated includes only core NHS income and is split between the number of doctors working at the practice for more than six months regardless of whether they were full or part time, therefore, it is not representative of the actual net earnings per partner as shown in the practice accounts.


Based on the accounts for the year ended 8 April 2023 I have calculated the mean GP earnings figure and would suggest that the following paragraph be published on the practice website:


“All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.


However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.


The average pay for GPs working in The Ridge Medical Practice in the last financial year was £78,223 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GPs and 18 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.”


It is a requirement for practices to publish this information on the practice website by 31 March 2023.