Register a Carer
It is important that we know which of our own registered patients may be a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. Please read the definition of a Carer and if this applies to you please complete this form or contact your surgery to do this.
Definition of a Carer:
- A carer is an individual who looks after someone who couldn’t manage without their help.
- The term “Carer” does not normally apply to a paid carer, a volunteer from a voluntary agency or anyone providing personal assistance for payment either in cash or kind
- The person being cared for may not be registered at the carer’s practice. Where the person being cared for is registered elsewhere, the practice will not easily be able to identify when this relationship has ceased. e.g. if the cared-for patient has died. Periodically, therefore the carer may be asked to reconfirm their status.
- Where the person being cared for is a registered patient, the relationship can be re-affirmed more often, and major events such as death or de-registration may be initiated.