Named Accountable GP

The named accountable GP is responsible 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).

 Overall responsibility for patient care has not changed. This role is largely a role of oversight, with patients having one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf.

If you would like to know who your accountable GP is please ask next time you contact the surgery.

Your Information

Suffolk Primary Care Partnership aims to provide you with the highest quality health care. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you.

Your doctor and other health professionals caring for you, such as nurses or physiotherapists, keep records about your health and treatment so that they are able to provide you with the best possible care.

You can find out more about what information we store and who we share it with here.

Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is a national NHS programme which allows information about you – such as allergies and medications - to be shared between clinicians to support urgent care across the country. Adding ‘additional information’ to your Summary Care Record, such as significant medical history, makes it a much more useful source of information for emergency departments and the ambulance service if they need to treat you wherever you are in the country. 

More information is available here


All NHS organisations are expected to participate and support health and care research. Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best. All the practices within Suffolk Primary Care are committed to clinical research. The dedicated Suffolk Primary Care research team may look at your health records to check whether you are suitable to take part in a research study before asking you whether you are interested or sending you a letter on behalf of the researcher.

Research in the NHS helps us increase our knowledge about human health and wellbeing so we can:

  • Develop life-changing treatments
  • Diagnose disease earlier and more accurately
  • Prevent people from developing conditions
  • Improve health and care for future generations
  • Improve quality of life for all people

You can find out more information about the research Suffolk Primary Care is involved in here.

Your GP Partners

The Partners at Cardinal Medical Practice are

  • Dr Eunice Ifionu
  • Dr Balaji Donepudi
  • Dr Suchita Ande
  • Dr Jordan Nye
  • Dr Charlotte Armour

Click here to view our current vacancies

GP Earnings

Information coming soon.

Primary Care Network

East Suffolk Primary Care Network

Contracted by and accountable to NHS Commissioners, East Suffolk PCN is one of the largest PCNs in England, made up of 16 practices and more than 150,000 patients, covering a large area of East Suffolk from Felixstowe in the East to Eye in the Northwest.

A key part of the NHS long-term plan, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) brings general practice together to work at scale. This added scale supports practices to improve their ability to recruit and retain staff; to manage financial and estates pressures; to provide a wider range of services to patients and to more easily integrate with the wider health and care system.

Networks are largely geographically based and, between them, aim to cover all practices within a clinical commissioning group (CCG) boundary.

More Information can be found here.

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