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Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you help to look after a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who is frail or who has a health problem or a disability, you can ask for your own needs to be assessed. Please call into the surgery and ask for a Carers Pack, which may be of help to you. You can also download our carers leaflet

pdf Download our Carers Leaflet

This leaflet provides support and where you can get help in caring for someone. Similarly we have included some useful telephone numbers on the website for you.

We will mark your record so that we know you are a Carer. Remember, you will also be entitled to an annual Flu jab.

 

Carers Week - 9 to 13 June 2014

The Surgery supported this by holding a Drop-In session on the afternoon of Tuesday 10 June which was followed by Pamper sessions with a fully qualified therapist on Wednesday 11 June. The entire session was booked with Carers able to have some well earned time-off and be pampered in the process. Thank you to everyone involved.    

 

Evening Support Service for Carers

Derbyshire Carers Association now have a Wednesday evening telephone support service in place for all Carers accross Derby & Derbyshire. The service is available from 4pm until 7pm and the telepone contact number is 01773 743355

 

pdf Download our Useful Contacts for Carers sheet

FREE Carers Training Programme

Click on the attached flyer below to find out how Carers can benefit from FREE courses in Derby City.

Creative Carers

 

 

Derby Carers Centre

Please click on the attached document to view the most recent Derby Carers Centre newsletter.

Derby Carers Newsletter-Front

 

Derby Carers Newsletter-Back

 

 

Rightcare

RightCare is designed to help you access the right level of care for your health problems and avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital Out of Hours. RightCare helps to lower patient anxiety, provides reassurance and allows patients to access appropriate healthcare and advice quickly. 

pdf Rightcare Patient Information Leaflet 

 

Silver Line - Have you heard of it?

The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people including Carers and is open every day and night of the year. Click on the link below for further details.

www.thesilverline.org.uk  

 Content Supplied by NHS Choices

 

Further information for carers

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Please click on the link below for information about support for Dementia sufferers, their families and Carers. 

 

DEMENTIA

Dementia Support in Derby

 

If you are registered with our practice and are a Carer for a Dementia patient, please let us know so we can provide support and information you may find useful.

 

Dementia Health Check Leaflet



Noticeboard

August Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday 25 August and re-opens on Tuesday 26 August. 

Book donations required!

The PPG are holding a Book Sale during the Saturday Drop In Flu Clinics in October and are asking for any unwanted books. If you have any books that you would like to donate, please drop them in at either Wilson St or Taddington Road. The PPG are aiming to make purchases for the Surgery, specifically for patient use.  

Dr Drew Smith

Congratulations to Dr Drew Smith who becomes our newest GP Partner on Monday 4 August 2014. 

Summer Newsletter

The PPG have prepared our Summer Newsletter and this can be found by clicking the Patient Group tab below.

Care.Data

Please click on the new Care Data tab below for important information about your medical records.

 
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