First GP Practices Sign up to be “Carer Friendly”
Sutton Hill Medical Practice and Stirchley Medical Practice have become the first two GP practices to sign up to a working partnership agreement with Telford Carers Centre. Both practices are now part of the Carer Friendly GP Practice scheme.
This new initiative forges a closer working partnership between a GP Surgery and the Carers Centre with the aims of increasing carer identification and support. As part of the scheme each practice will display an information board for carers, additionally they will also have a folder for Carers with relevant support and information. They will also provide registration forms for people to identify to the practice as a Carer.
A key part of the agreement is that the Practice will appoint a Carers Champion who will be the key link worker with the Carers Centre and will have an enhanced knowledge of signposting and supporting carers within the surgery.