A carer is anyone who voluntarily spends time looking after a friend, relative, partner or neighbour, who needs help to live at home due to illness or disability.
We aim to identify carers registered as patients with us, to ensure they receive the appropriate consideration and support.
You may not think of yourself as a carer because you undertake your tasks out of love or friendship. It is important for carers to recognise themselves as such in order to gain the support available – so that you know for example where to look for help if you need a break or are unwell yourself, and to ensure that both you and the person you care for have access to the benefits and services available to you.
Please contact the surgery for a carers form, and with your consent we can note your role as a carer on your records and provide you with information and support relevant to your role.