If you care for someone who is disabled, has a learning difficulty, a chronic or terminal illness, mental health problems or is elderly and you would like to be registered as a Carer, complete the form available from Reception and return it to us. Information will be recorded on your medical record, so that your GP will know you are a Carer. You may also be eligible to receive an annual flu vaccination free of charge. Carer Support Elmbridge, a registered charity, offers further information about caring, social events for carers, support groups, relevant training and a regular newsletter. Please contact them on 0203 7577230, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information.
North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group would like to raise the awareness of the health needs of carers. 1:8 of the population are adult carers and national evidence demonstrates that caring impacts on their health. There are an estimated 100,000 carers in Surrey. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in partnership with the British Medical Association (BMA) have reported that 1:10 patients registered with a GP practice is a Carer – so if this is you then please let your GP know.