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Do I have a named GP?

How do I know who my named GP is?

Your named GP is recorded on your medical card which you will have received shortly after registering with us. It is also printed on the right hand side of all prescriptions issued at Island Health. You can also ask at your next appointment who your named GP is.

Do I have to see this GP all the time?

No. You can continue to see whichever GP you prefer. The named GP role is one of oversight and responsibility rather than necessarily being involved in your day to day care. In this practice we do not have ‘named GP lists’, which means you may see different GP’s, although where possible we do encourage you to see the same GP for the same problem to help with continuity of your care.

Can I change my named GP?

As the named GP role is one of oversight and does not change who you see for your day to day care, there should rarely be a need to change your named GP. If there is a particular reason why you would like us to consider changing your named GP, please discuss this at your next appointment.

Every patient at Island Health is allocated a named GP at Registration. This GP has responsibility for oversight of all the care Island Health provides to you.