Carers' Health Liaison


Rachael Freeman is your local Carers’ Health Liaison Worker for North Lincolnshire. Rachael works with Carers and Healthcare Professionals to help improve and promote the health and wellbeing of Carers in North Lincolnshire.

Rachael and Bev Herron (our Hospital Liaison Officer) provide free training to all Healthcare Professionals. This training focuses on the identification of Carers, the needs of Carers, information about what support services are available to Carers and how they can refer a Carer for the support and information they may need.


Drop in Sessions

Carers can now access information at local GP surgeries. There is no need for an appointment, just come along to one of our drop in sessions. If you are a patient of any of the following surgeries, you can access our service on the following dates:

  Day May Jun
Central Surgery
King Street, Barton upon Humber
DN18 5ER

Monday

9.00-11.00 am

15th 19th
Riverside Surgery
Barnard Avenue, Brigg
DN20 8AS
Thursday
9.00 am-noon

4th 1st

Crowle Medical Centre (Trent View)

Chancery Lane, Crowle

DN17 4HN

Friday
9.00-10.30 am
- 30th

Church Lane Medical Centre
Orchard Rise, Scunthorpe
DN15 7AN

Monday
9.00 am-noon
8th 12th

Skippingdale Surgery (Trent View)

Ferry Road West, Scunthorpe

DN15 8EA

Friday
9.00-10.30 am
26th -

West Common Lane Medical Centre
Dorchester Road, Scunthorpe
DN17 1YH

Tuesday
9.00-10.30 am
- 13th


Other drop in sessions: Available to any Carer in North Lincolnshire

Boots Pharmacy
Scunthorpe High Street
Friday
11.00 am-1.00 pm

May
19th

Jun
16th



Does Your GP Know You Are a Carer?

There are a few things you can do to help any Healthcare Professional such as your GP support you better as a Carer.

  • Ask your GP or their receptionist to put you on their Carers' Register. This is the simplest way of getting the support you may need as a Carer. Some GP practices have arrangements in place for Carers, such as a more flexible appointment booking system. You may also be contacted about flu jabs and other services relevant to you as a Carer. You may also ask the Carers’ Support Centre to register you on your behalf if you prefer.
  • If the person you care for is also a patient at the same practice as you, make the reception staff aware. If not, you may also want to think about letting the practice that your cared for person goes to know that they have a Carer.
  • Communication is key. Be open with Healthcare professionals about the impact your caring role has on you. The more they know, the better they can support you.
  • All patients’ records are confidential! If you need a GP to discuss information with you about the person you care for, speak to the receptionist to find out what arrangements, if any, your practice has in place, and what you need to do to help make this happen.
  • If you know any other Carers, ask them if they are registered as a Carer with their GP. Encourage them to receive the support they may need now or some time in the future.
  • For any other support for Carers, get in touch with the Carers’ Support Centre.


GP Carers' Register

If you want your doctor to know that you are a Carer, click here to download a form which you can complete and hand to your doctor’s reception.


Resources

It's Your Practice (A Patient Guide to GP Services)