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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

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

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.



Noticeboard

New surgery extension

Building work has started on a new extension to add an additional eight consulting rooms to the front of the existing surgery building. We apologise for any inconvenience the building works will cause, but once completed, we will be able to provide a much improved service to all our patients, in more pleasant surroundings.

We have a new local rate telephone number - 01709 910668. This is available alongside our 0844 8151956 number.

The local number may give the 'engaged' tone when busy. The 0844 number will continue to place you in a queue to be answered.

Changes to the way the NHS uses medical records

Please read about important changes to the way the NHS uses your medical records below in the 'Further Information' section of this website.

 

Flu Immunisation Winter 2013/14

It is not too late to have this season's flu vaccine.If you are eligible for vaccination please make an appointment at Reception.

All people aged 65 or over and younger patients with certain conditions are eligible for immunisation. These conditions include chest problems (e.g. COPD, asthma), heart disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease. It is also recommended for all pregnant women.

Read more about flu vaccination in the 'Further Information'  section below.

 
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