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Carers

Are you a carer?

If you are, let us know - we maybe able to help. We have a Care Coordinator at the Surgery  who may be able to signpost you  to local support services. If you would like her to contact you, please ask at Reception or speak to a practice nurse or your GP.

Carers' Register

If you are a carer, you can ask to be included on the Carers’ Register, which will entitle you to, amongst other things, a flu injection and an annual health check. Please complete the form below and return it to the surgery.

Carer Registration Form

 

GP online services for carers including young carers 

GP online services are about giving patients the ability to access their GP surgery via the internet.
If the person you care for wants to give you access to their GP information, as their carer you can help them to:
•Book and cancel appointments with their doctor.

•Order any repeat medication they might need

See detailed information held in their GP record, including medication, allergies, illnesses, test results, and immunisations.
 For further information GP online services for carers 

Information for Carers

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

 

Carers support groups

 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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