Register as a Carer
It is important to let us know if you are a carer.
A carer is defined as, someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage to stay at home without their help due to age, sickness or disability. It should also be remembered that a carer may be a young person who is particularly vulnerable.
The Person for whom you care may or may not be a patient of this practice. If the person for whom you care is a patient at the practice it is useful for us to know this in case we need to contact you in an emergency.
Sometimes when people are looking after someone they can get tired or frustrated and would like to know that there is someone outside the family who might understand and can help them. If you are an existing patient who is a carer you can identify yourself to any member of staff and you will be asked to complete a Carer Registration Form or you can download the form from our patient resources section.
Here are some local resources which may help you:
- Adult Health & Community Services Directorate of Warwickshire County Council
(point of contact for a Carers Assessment) Telephone: 01926 410 410
- Guidepost Carers Support Service. Telephone:0845 600 9980
- Nationwide resources are Carers UK: Telephone: 0808 808 777 or go to their website: www.carersuk.org
New patients registering with the practice are asked to complete a New Patient Questionnaire (NPQ) which contains a section to be completed by patients who are carers or are cared for.
Not only can we take greater care of you, but we also need to know who is supporting our patients. The information you give us will be added to the notes of the person you are caring for, so we can contact you quickly in an emergency or if we have any other concerns. Also if you have concerns we know we can talk to you, as the main carer, with their permission.
To notify us that you are supporting one of our patients, please speak to one of the receptionists.