Hathaway Medical Centre have a register of carers/cared for patients and invite all patients, who are caring or being cared for to enrol (This does not include people employed to care).
As a carer, you may feel you need some help and support for yourself
This information is also helpful to enable the surgery to plan our services
You may have been caring for the person, in their home, your home or elsewhere, regularly helping them with everyday tasks or giving them the assistance and support they need.
Perhaps you see it as part of your life, or duty, to care for your mum or dad, partner, child or friend, but there may be times when you need information, advice or some extra help. When you are a carer it is often difficult to have a real break because someone depends on you to look after them. You can get tired and run down and your health may suffer.
Telling your GP can help him/her to support you and make sure that you get the right sort of care.
You are important too.
Carers themselves have felt that it is important that GPs recognise and value the work they do as carers. The government has responded by encouraging GPs to make special arrangements to support carers.
We aim to identify all those patients who are carers and wish to be included in the carer’s register. This will mean that your caring role is recognised by the practice and steps taken to support you.
Even if you are not a patient at this practice we can still record the fact that you have a caring responsibility for someone who is registered with us.