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Does your GP know you look after someone?

If you help a family member or friend because of their physical, mental ill health, frailty, disability or substance misuse…then you are a Carer!

If you look after someone you are at a higher risk of becoming ill yourself

Why it’s important to let your GP know?

  • It will be recorded in your notes – important in case you become unwell - helps protect the person(s) you look after
  • Provides a gateway to information and support including respite
  • You should be offered a flu jab
  • You may be offered a regular health check
  • You may be offered more flexible appointments and home visits
  • Help you get advice on treatment for the person you look after
  • Recognition as an expert partner in care and vital link between the person you look after and health professionals

Ask a member of the practice staff how to register or contact Northamptonshire Carers

Tel: 01933 677907 or visit

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