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.
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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.