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AdviceASAP Campaign

Demand for GP services continues to increase as the population ages. Please help us manage demand for appointments by considering whether you really do need to see a GP or nurse. For example, pharmacists can treat many minor ailments just as effectively. You can find guidance about this on the AdviceASAP website    

"Your Circle"

is a website that gives you access to information, advice and support to help you,

and anyone you know or care for, stay independent, safe and well. It will help you to

find out what’s available in your local community and what you can do for yourself. Click here.

Did you know...

that when the surgery is closed, you can speak to and if appropriate, be seen by, an out of hours GP? If you phone the surgery when it is closed, your call will be automatically forwarded to the Gloucestershire Out of Hours GP Service. Alternatively, you can contact the service directly on 08454-220220.   

The Friends & Family Test

The Friends & Family Test was introduced for GP Surgeries by the Department of Health on 1/12/2014.

This is a very short questionnaire which we would like you to complete each time you use our service.

The results will be published monthly on the NHS Choices and the NHS England websites.

 

For more information, visit  http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Pages/nhs-friends-and-family-test.aspx

To complete a Friends & Family questionnaire online in respect of a recent consultation, please click on "Take the Patient Survey" at the bottom of this page.

Thank you.

 

Support for Carers

Are You a Carer?

 

If you care for a relative, friend or neighbour in an unpaid capacity, please ask reception for a Carer Identification Form. When you have completed this and returned it to Reception, we will add you to our Carers’ Register and update your medical record. You can request a routine health-check and may be eligible for a Social Services Carers Assessment.

 

The following organisations may be able to help you find the information and support you need.

 

Carers Gloucestershire is an independent charity helping unpaid Carers in Gloucestershire. Being a Carer can be isolating and exhausting. Carers Gloucestershire offers support for Carers to help not only their physical and emotional well-being, but to help them to make informed decisions that have a positive, lasting influence on their lives. www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

 

Carers Trust aims to provide quality support and services they need to live their own lives. Visit www.carers.org where you will find lots of relevant information, discussion boards and online forums

 

Positive Caring offers free local sessions that give carers the opportunity to meet with others in similar circumstances to gain and share knowledge, information and support to help in the caring role: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/positivecaringprogramme

 

Carers’ Emergency Scheme can provide support in the event of an emergency

www.guidepoststrust.org.uk/gloucestershire/carers-emergency-scheme

 

Gloucestershire Young Carers aims to support carers under the age of 24 in reaching their potential, enabling them and their families to access support that minimises the physical and emotional impact of caring, and that promotes health and well being and resilience. www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk

 

Gloucestershire Parent Carers is an organisation that links together the various strands involved in caring for a child with a disability or additional needs: www.glosparentcarers.org.uk

 

 

NHS Carers Direct has a useful guide on their website and a carers’ helpline www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

 

Social Services - Contact Numbers

Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care Helpdesk – 01452 426868

Gloucestershire County Council Children and Families Helpdesk – 01452 426565

 

Condition-Related Local Organisations

  • Alzheimer’s Society, for Gloucestershire phone 01452 525222
  • BEAT, for carers of those with eating disorders 01285 770385
  • Nelson Trust, for carers of someone with an addiction issue 01453 885633
  • The Key, information service for families of children with long term needs 0800 0093443
  • Cheltenham and District Carers and Families 01242 222117
  • Mears Staying Put (formerly Care and Repair), a comprehensive support service providing a range of services from personal care through to practical help for older/vulnerable people to remain in their own homes, 0800 032 3139

 

General Support

  • Positive Caring, offering free local sessions to gain and share knowledge, information and support to help in the caring role 01452 500885
  • Crossroads: Central and East Gloucestershire, the principle route for respite 01452 302542
  • Gloucestershire Lifestyles, offer a variety of services including independent living support 01452 530184
  • Carers Emergency Scheme, providing emergency support if a carer becomes incapacitated, via Carers Gloucestershire 0300 111 9000
  • Listening Post counselling service, Cheltenham – 01242 256060,   Gloucester - 01452 383820, Stroud – 01453 750123
  • Gloucestershire Young Carers, for the support of children and young people affected by a caring situation 01452 733060
  • HEALTHWATCH, the health, social care and disability information service for both the public and professionals in Gloucestershire 01452 504989 healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk
  • Relatives and Residents Association, for those who have a family member in residential care 020 7359 8136

 

Books that may be helpful

  • “Caring for Someone with a Long-Term Illness” by John Costello
  • “Caring. The Essential Guide” by Lorena Tonarelli
  • “Now, Where Did I put My Glasses; caring for your parents” by Jackie Highe
  • “The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring” by Hugh Marriott
  • “The Carer’s Handbook” by Jane Matthews


 
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