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Dr Carter is retiring from NPMC on 31st March 2017, he will be sadly missed by his colleagues and patients alike.  If you would like to leave a farewell comment for Dr Carter, please ask at Reception where we have a retirement book available for such messages.

Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Carers Protocol

A carer is someone who provides care for a relative, friend or neighbour. The care can be of a personal or domestic nature, or maybe monitoring and prompting to ensure the “cared for” comes to no harm. Some carers have a substantial responsibility and as a result may neglect their own health and become every tired and as a consequence put their caring role at risk.

At the Medical Centre we try to know who our carers are, so we can offer them advice, support and encouragement.

Once our patients are noted as carers they will be offered support. There is a “Carers Clinic” running each Tuesday, this is a chance for a health check and the opportunity to discuss any issues that may be concerning the carer.  Our carers can self refer to the clinic but appointments need to be pre-booked by phoning reception 01908 617111.

Carers Identification & Referral Form

Carers Medical Record Access Form

All carers will be invited in annually by letter, in the month of their birthday, but appointments can be made at other times if required. For more information call Karen Russell on 01908 619919. 

A useful and informative website to visit is Carers MK - http://www.carersmiltonkeynes.org/

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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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