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Carers

Do You Look After Someone?

Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.

1 in 8 people in Scotland are carers and each carer's situation is unique.  You may be caring for someone constantly - perhaps you elderly parent becoming frail, your partner who has developed an illness or your disabled child. Or you may be helping someone out on a regular basis by picking up prescriptions and checking them every day.

You may also be juggling the demands of family life, a job or education with your caring role.

If you are providing unpaid care (whether or not the person you care for is a patient in this practice), please let us know. Being aware of your caring responsibilities helps us to provide a better service to you as a patient and to the person you care for.

We can help by, for example:

  • providing a health check and, if appropriate, an annual flu immunisation to ensure your are as healthy as possible.
  • arranging appointments at a time that fits in with your caring responsibilities.
  • organising a repeat prescription service direct to your pharmacy.
  • providing you with information on ways in which you can access practical and emotional support in your caring role.

Our practice values the unique and significant contribution made by unpaid carers.

We are committed to supporting you and working in partnership with you and to providing the best care and support to unpaid carers and those they look after.

More Information Can Be Found Here:

VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road, Dalkeith EH22 3NX

Phone 0131 663 6869



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