Vaccinations

Roll up Your Sleeves The COVID-19 Vaccine For more information please click on the link: www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/roll-up-your-sleeves The Covid vaccination register for unpaid carers is now available. If you are a

Services for Carers

Who is a carer?

A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t get by without their help. This could be due to old age, frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse. Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered to be carers.

It is estimated that 10% of patients are carers.

Improving carer identification

As a practice, we want to increase the number of people on our carers’ register so that we can look after you better. We do this by:

  • Asking patients with long-term conditions to name their carers
  • Running awareness-raising campaigns to get carers to tell us about their caring responsibilities