Register As A Carer With Your GP

If you are an unpaid carer ( this includes if you are in receipt of Carers Allowance) then there are lots of benefits to letting your GP know. These include;

  • Many GP practices now have a designated ‘Carers Champion’ which you can access
  • Practice staff will be aware of your caring role
  • Signposting to useful information and support
  • Providing appointments at convenient times
  • Providing free annual health checks and flu vaccinations for you
  • Asking the person you look after permission to share appropriate information with you
  • Involving you in the care planning of this person
  • You may be invited to join the practice patient participation group (PPG) so you can have your say about services
  • Being kept up to date about relevant events via SMS messaging.

Contact your local GP practice and ask to register as a carer and for access to your carers champion.