Supporting and identifying carers through GP Practices – FREE STAFF TRAINING

1 in 10 patients are unpaid carers. We work with local GP practices to make sure they are aware of the importance of identifying and supporting both young and adult unpaid carers. We can provide you with staff training, resources and up-to-date information on local support services and signposting. The role of GP practices in supporting carers is hugely important.

BOOK your one hour Carer Awareness and Support Training Session, recommended by your CCG, to help make your practice more carer friendly. Ideal for internal PLS sessions or across a lunch hour, this training will help staff:

 Understand who unpaid carers are and why they are caring
 Understand the impact of caring and why patients need support
 Recognise young carers in your practice
 Be familiar with the GP TOOLKIT resources by Carers Trust and RCGP and implement them in your practice
 Carry out a carer audit
 Consider a carer focussed patient questionnaire
 Update your carers information board, posters and packs
 Understand clear referral pathways to both Access Point at the Council and the Carers Centre

Recommended that the following staff attend: GPs, nurses, practice managers, clerical staff and PPG representatives

To book a training session or for more information please contact:

Charly Snell, GP and Pharmacy Link Worker
Charlotte.snell@thecarerscentre.org
Tel: 01273 746222

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