On Tuesday 12th March 2024 our phone lines/surgery will be closed from 12.30-5.30pm for staff training. There will be no appointments available during this time. If you feel you urgently need to see a GP during this time, please call 111. Thank you for your understanding.
Carers Week, 5th-11th June
Carers Week focuses on the many carers who are unpaid, to raise awareness and to help recognise the challenges that carers face on a daily basis. It’s also to help people who are unsure if they have caring responsibilities to reach out for support if they think they fit the caring criteria. This year, it’s more important than ever to support Carers Week due to the cost-of-living crisis and the difficulty it’s causing for carers. A carer is someone who looks after a family member who has a disability, a mental or physical illness, addiction, or needs help and support as they grow older. Caring without the right information and support can be tough, so it’s important to know if you, or a family member, are a carer so that you can access the right support. To find out more, you can visit the Carers Week website:
If you are a carer, it’s really important that you inform your GP, as they will be able to help. If your GP is aware, they can provide you with advice and information and they can also refer you to local support groups, or explain what you’re entitled to, such as a free flu jab. It’s really important to tell them about your responsibilities; you could do this by writing a letter, phoning or just popping in. To find out more about why it’s important to let your GP know about your caring responsibilities, you can visit the link here: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/your-health-and-wellbeing/talking-to-your-gp/