Carers Page

Who is a Carer?

A carer is a person of any age who provides care for someone with a long-term illness, mental ill health, addiction, disability or frailty, who would not be able to care for themselves without support. A carer may live with, or apart from, the person they care for. Caring for a friend or loved one can be very rewarding but can also be very difficult and isolating. Please let the surgery know if you care for someone, and we can note this on your records.

Surgery Carers Lead

Kelly, our Social Prescribing Lead, is also our Carers Lead here at the surgery. If you are in need of support or would like information on services available, she can help to point you in the right direction. Please call the surgery and ask to speak with her, or send an email to [email protected] for her attention.

Carer Support Dorset

We encourage all carers looking after someone over the age of 18, to register with Carer Support Dorset. Carer Support Dorset can help you to access services and information to make your caring role easier. They are also able to give you access to the Dorset Carers’ Card which can save you money.

Virtual Carers Pack

We have a carers pack full of useful information and advice. If you would like a paper copy of the pack, please feel free to collect one from the surgery.

Resources & Websites

Newsletters

Training for Carers

Events for Carers

Follow our surgery Facebook page @miltonabbassurgery for useful information and the latest surgery news.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 
Please visit our Surgery COVID-19 page.
 
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
 
DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, HOWEVER MILD: FEVER, COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH.
 
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We have suspended online appointment booking due to the Coronavirus; this will enable us to triage and protect patients and staff.