Are you a carer or cared for? Do you care for someone who could not manage without you or are you someone that is cared for?
It is important that carers stay as fit and healthy as possible. We want to help carers however we can only do this if you let us know you are a carer and register yourself as a carer using the Carer Registration Form (see below).
Under NHS regulations all GPs are required to compile a register of carers. This identifies carers and their needs so that support can be offered when needed if you care for a relative, friend or neighbour who is dependent on that help. The person being cared for may be handicapped, have a debilitating physical or mental illness or be in frail health and can be any age.
We may be able to help you and ensure that your own health needs are met in the most appropriate way. To do this please register with us as a carer:
- Use our online Carer Registration form
- Pick up the form at reception and complete it there.
A young carer is someone under 18 years old who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Does your Doctor know you are a carer ?
Does your Doctor know you are a carer ? If not, ask your Doctor to make it clear on your notes and on the notes of the person you care for, so Practice Staff will understand you are under pressure and give you the help you need!