All of our regular GPs work part time, so seeing the same GP every day is not possible. There are times when it is really useful to keep continuity of care, and to see the same doctor regularly. We have a surgery timetable on this website and in the porch at the surgery so you can check when the doctor of your choice will be at work.
Patients who need some extra care have all been sent a letter telling them who their named and accountable GP is - this is usually Dr Karen Finch. We are required to give all our patients a named GP so have chosen to do this by allocation by surname - we explain this below but please be reassured that you are entitled to see whichever GP you choose, provided that you are willing to take an appointment on the day that your chosen GP is at work.
If your surname begins with a letter from A - F, your allocated GP is Dr Finch.
If your surname begins with a letter from G - N, your allocated GP is Dr Mackie.
If your surname begins with a letter from O - Z, your allocated GP is Dr Symon
Older or more frail patients have been sent a letter advising them of their named GP.
Dr Watson has not been included in this list as he has 2 practices to work in each week and it may cause some confusion.
Please remember this allocation has NO effect on your freedom to choose to consult with whichever GP you wish - and that to see the same GP regularly - whether your allocated GP or otherwise - can be helpful at times, if your condition requires regular monitoring.