Do you look after a family member, friend or neighbour who through illness, disability or frailty cannot manage without you? If so, you are a carer and we would like to help.
- Recognition of their role
- Opportunities for a break from caring
- Care for their own health
- Emotional support
- Accessible information from reliable services
If you care, we care
Here at Milton Keynes Village Practice we are aiming to identify all our patients who are carers. We are keen to ensure that all carers are aware of the help that is available, both locally and through specialist organisations and support services.
Advantages of being registered as a carer:
- We can see you are a carer and the information will help your GP when planning your medical care and support
- You will be invited for annual flu vaccination
- We can provide contacts for carer groups and information
Milton Keynes Village Practice works alongside Carers MK who specialise in supplying support and advice for carers of all ages. If you have any questions please contact Helen (Carers Champion and Lead Care Navigator) at the Practice.
Alternatively, check Carers MK website www.carersmiltonkeynes.org or telephone them on 01908 231703.
Register as a Carer
Due to the new General Data Protection Regulations which came into force on May 25 2018, we are no longer able to accept carer’s forms if they are submitted online, as the carer needs to sign the form. Please print off and return the signed form to the Practice’s Care Navigation Team.
Once we have received your carer’s form, you will be registered in our Practice’s records as a carer. With your permission we can also refer you to Carers MK, a local free support service for carers
In many cases, a carer will need to speak to staff at the Practice about the person they care for and discuss healthcare needs, results etc. To do this, you will also need to complete a Carer’s Medical Records Access Form and you and the person you care for will both have to sign it. By completing this form, the cared for patient gives consent for their carer to access their medical records and information relating to their care
Please ask the person you care for if they wish to complete this form and return the completed form to the Practice’s Care Navigation Team.
Carers MK Discount Card
If you are caring for a family member or friend who lives in Milton Keynes you can now register for the Carers Discount Card.
Please call 01908 231703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and how to apply for your discount card.