Which healthcare providers can see your records?
Do you provide unpaid support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail or disabled, or who has a mental health or substance misuse problem? If yes, then this makes you a carer. Please register your carer status with the receptionists who will book an appointment for you to see the Healthcare Assistant. She will check that you are up to date with all of your screenings, and will provide you with information and support regarding your caring role.
Did you know that the practice aims to support carers by:
We have a carers' display in the practice waiting room. Come and have a look the next time you visit or why not view a copy of the GP Carers Pack here on our website. You will find useful information on all aspects of caring such as how to take a break, benefits and allowances and how to plan for an emergency. We would also like to draw your attention to a service launched locally in Bedfordshire.
The numbers below can also provide you with information, support and advice on your caring role.
Carers in Bedfordshire
Tel: 01234 214914
Parent Partnership Service
The Central Bedfordshire Parent Partnership Service supports parents & carers of children with special educational needs; it provides free, confidential and impartial information; and information regarding parents’ rights and responsibilities. Visit the Parent Partnership Service Website.
For further information, follow the links to:
The Bedfordshire Forums include Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton parent carer forums. The forums have been set up in order to facilitate parent participation that will enable parent carers of children and young people with special needs and disabilities to influence and improve the services they access.
For further information, visit www.bedfordshireforums.com.