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Practical advice and information for carers.

Tell your GP you are a carer, they will be able to offer advice and support.

Your GP practice has a dedicated person who can help you by providing information and advice on;

  • any medical conditions including treatments for the person you care for - this may help you feel more confident in your caring role
  • services provided by the NHS such as continence services and patient transport to hospital appointments
  • advice on other services and welfare benefits
  • carrying out home visits to you or the person you care for if it is difficult to attend appointments at the surgery
  • arranging appointments for both you and the person you care for at the same time to avoid having to visit the surgery twice
  • arranging for repeat prescriptions to be delivered to your local pharmacy to save you picking them up

Your GP will also be aware of your caring responsibilities should you need treatment or hospitalisation.

Free yearly flu vaccination

Carers of people with serious/chronic health conditions or who are frail may also qualify for an annual flu vaccination. Ask your GP for more information.



Page last updated: 03/08/2017 14:50
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