What is a Carer Champion?

A Carer Champion is a member of medical practice staff who supports with the identification of carers. They will act as a voice for carers within the practice and be a key point of contact for carer information within the general practice which they work.

Carer Champions Good Practice Guidelines

In December 2016 Carers Federation have launched the Carer Champion Good Practice Guidelines which have been developed with Carer Champions and medical staff across Nottinghamshire South

Carer Champion Forums

Carers Federation hosts a Carer Champion Forum within each of the South NHS Clinical Commissioning Group areas every three months. We invite Carer Champions from every member practice to attend the forum and share good practice, highlight any barriers they are facing and discuss how we can continue to improve the pathway for unpaid carers within their medical practice.


Support and Guidance for Carers Champions

Contact Hazel Johnson, Carers Federation 0115 9629 314 or h.johnson@carersfederation.co.uk


The Key Role of the General Practice Carers Champion

 

To promote awareness of carers within their practice

Alongside Carers Federation, to co facilitate the identification of new young and adult carers

Promote engagement with carers across their practice team

To maintain the profile of the subject of carers across the practice ( including meeting agendas and new initiatives)

To engage in networking appropriate to the role, such as forums and champion meetings

Inform carers of their rights and entitlements, especially those outlined in the Care Act 2014

Draw attention to any national or local developments relevant to supporting carers

Act as a point of contact for external and internal communication on the subject of carers


View your named Carer Champion by following these links

If you are registered with any practice in Rushcliffe Borough

Registered with any practice in Broxtowe Borough ( excluding Newthorpe and Giltbrook practices)

You are registered with any practice in Gedling Borough, Hucknall District, Newthorpe Practice, Giltbrook practice or Jubilee Practice

 

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