You may be wondering too. I must say that my own medical practice at Chase Meadow have been very supportive of both myself and my father. The GP's and the staff throughout the whole practice are welcoming and supportive. My local dispensing chemist which is called Day Lewis is also very helpful in fact they will go out of their way to set up repeat prescription services and even deliver to the door. The GP's of course are very busy people and have limited time scales to be able to support in practical terms but they can be a useful port of call to enable you to access information sources all in one area.
It is very important to tell your GP that you are a Carer. Many people do not see themselves in that role until it is explained to them that the jobs they are doing are part of being a Carer. Once the GP Practice knows you are a Carer they can help with monitoring your health, from time to time providing a listening ear, they can make referrals to Social Services for a Care Assessment to be done in which the Carer's own needs can be included.
Also such things as free Flu Jabs can be provided plus support in terms of someone else being able to care if the Carer is ever ill.
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