Can I Keep My Own GP?
When moving into a care or nursing home, there can be a number of concerns over having to leave the GP you have been with for a number of years. This may mean that you wish to maintain the relationship with your own GP. There are a number of factors that will be taken into account for this decision to be made.
The location of your own GP in relation to your new residence will play a significant role in whether you can stay under their care. Many GP surgeries will have a select catchment area in which their patients will need to live. If you are moving out of this area, but wish to remain with your GP, contact will need to be made with them on an individual basis as some will accommodate for this. We may need to take into consideration whether the GP will be willing to travel to continue care if home visits are required.