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Fownhope Medical Centre
Common Hill Lane, Fownhope, Hereford, HR1 4PZ

email: fownhope.medicalcentre@nhs.net

Telephone: 01432 860 235
Fax: 01432 860 900
Prescriptions: 01432 860 241
District Nurse: 01989 769081
New Community Links Service - helping patients find the right support... visit our News page for information...Come along to the launch on Wednesday 21st June, 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Fownhope New Memorial Hall...

What do we mean by Carer?


A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

 

This is different from a paid care-worker.

 

Anyone could be a Carer, a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Although for many carers, caring can positive and rewarding, there are lots of reasons why caring can also leave you needing support. It might affect your physical and emotional health, your finances, relationships, social isolation, education or career.

 

 

Do you look after someone? 5 things Carers UK recommends you do:

  1. Tell your friends, family, GP that you are a Carer. See the Carer registration form on the 'Our Documents' page of this website, or pop in and collect one at the surgery.
  2. Find out more about your health and the person you care for, their treatment and condition.
  3. Contact Herefordshire Carers Support and find out what practical, financial and emotional support is available.
  4. Think about making a plan in case of emergency.
  5. Make time for yourself today, even if its only ten minutes.

 

 

What can the surgery do for carers? 5 things we can offer :

  1. If you tell us about your caring responsibilities we can update your record so the GPs and Nurses know you look after someone.
  2. We offer a Carer Health Check with a Nurse to ensure you are on top of your health. You also get a flu jab to keep you well during the winter months.
  3. If you look after someone who is also a patient here we can register you as their Carer. This means that, with their consent we can talk to you about their health.
  4. We can work with you to try and ensure appointments are arranged in the best way possible so that visiting the surgery is as stress free as it can be for both you and the person you look after.
  5. We can help you to find support locally. Look at the following tabs with links to Herefordshire Carers Support and other services in Herefordshire.

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