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Carers Trust

The Carers Trust have developed an online registration form which carers can now use to register as a carer. You can access the form here. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOmyt0yYrUZXxNh1CWHev0XA0Q_Gl2GNrhtNaj5Rc0kRCMyA/viewform

The Carers Trust also have a helpline which is available Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm  for information, support and advice. Call 0300 102 0008.

There is also a free Emergency Card service which helps carers establish a contingency plan in the event of an emergency to ensure the person they support is cared for if need be. Please call The Carers Trust for more information. 

Funding is also available to allow carers to take a break from their caring role (called a Personal Budget). We appreciate this will be difficult under the current social restrictions, but carers may be able to use the funding for home based activities like gardening, buying plants and equipment, crafts activities. Call The Carers Trust for more information.

There is also a fund which can help to replace any broken down items in the home such as white goods, which are essential to a caring role (this is called the Essentials Fund). Call The Carers Trust for more information.

We’re able to help with benefits and queries, and any appointment requests are being done over the telephone.   

Domestic Violence and Abuse

The staff in your practice are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an IRIS practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. You can also contact 0300 123 7047 option 2 and ask to speak to your local IRIS Advocate Educator.

The Open the Door website also has lots of information to help if you or someone you know who is in a relationship that doesn’t quite feel right. Visit openthedoorcheshire.org.uk for advice and access to self-support services.  

Online security: if you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website and other domestic abuse pages from your computer please visit womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online/

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

Please note: Passports and shotgun licences are no longer signed by the doctor.