If you are a Carer then we can probably offer you additional help and support by arranging for you to have a Carers health check with one of our especially trained nurses. If you have not previously had a Carers check then please let us know by informing either a receptionist, nurse or your Doctor so that we can arrange to contact you to explain the process and if you wish, arrange an appointment.
Definition of a Carer - If you provide help and support without payment, to your partner, a child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without your help you are a Carer.
Since November 2011 we have been able to offer Carers a new style of health and well being check.
At the end of December 2011 we identified 275 Patients who are Carers according to our records. We are confident that there must be many more, and we need your help now to identify them.
All Carers who have not previously had a Carers health and well being check can be offered an appointment with one of our especially trained nurse. Once they have received this check, they will be offered a further review appointment in six months time.
Please follow this link to our website for more information about services to Carers - http://www.coleridgemedicalcentre.co.uk/carers.html