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 (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.
It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else.
Here at Whyburn we are committed to providing support for the carers on our patient register.
All our staff are trained as carers champions and therefore should you have any queries, questions or would like information on support available to you in our area please do not hesitate to ask any member of our team.