A carer can be anyone of any age who provides unpaid support (excluding carer’s allowance) to a neighbour, friend or family member who could not manage without this help, due to illness, disability, frailty, mental ill health or substance misuse.
(as a parent looking after your child, you are a “carer” if your child has any additional needs)
We are keen to identify our patients who are carers and support them wherever we can. We can help you get access to services available in the wider community as well as other support agencies.
If you are interested in finding out more, please ask reception to speak to the Carers Lead at the practice.
Allow someone to discuss your records
If you’d like to let someone you trust talk to us about your medical records on your behalf, please ask reception for a form.
By law our staff can’t discuss your medical records with carers, relatives, or friends without your permission.
If you need someone to help you, and they might need to talk to us about your health, please speak to reception for the consent form.
Digital Resources for Carers
Get access to e-learning, Jointly, free publications, more resources and info.
Visit carersdigital.org and use our unique access code to create an account for FREE: