08 Aug Does your GP know that you are a Carer?
It is important to register as a Carer with your GP Practice. Ask for it to be recorded on your Medical Records and their Carers Register.
Even if you are at a different practice to the person you carer for – register at your surgery, this will make sure that your caring role and responsibilities are recognised and considered, maybe offering home visits where possible, more convenient appointment times etc.
GPs will automatically call all carers on their register for a free annual flu jab.
You can now nominate your GP or the GP Practice online for this year’s GP and GP Practice Awards.
When family Carers are well supported by their GP and the staff at the Practice it makes a world of difference.
Nominations close Friday 27 October 2017. Results will be announced at Carers Rights Day and our AGM on Friday 24 November 2017.
The Best and Worst GPs in Herefordshire as voted by patients
A report published in the Hereford Times in July showed the results of a GP Patient Survey asking patients about a range of performance areas at their surgeries including waiting times, ease of making appointment, quality of GPs and nurses, opening times, and overall experience.
To see the report go to: https://goo.gl/hajxjP