Who are the Health Liaison Team:
We work with the county NHS to support healthcare professionals to identify and provide ongoing collaboration with carers.
This includes raising awareness of carer identification and assisting staff in hospitals, GPs, and community healthcare services and helping them look at how they can improve carer services.
Let your GP know you are a carer…..
This will allow your GP service to offer you support in your caring role and help you access vaccinations that as a carer will help you protect you and your cared for (such as the annual flu vaccine)
This can include providing information and advice about your health if your caring role is impacting on this.
Do you know about your GP Patient Participation Group……
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to improve the service.
Its purpose is to allow patients and practice staff the opportunity to meet and discuss topics and areas of development specific to the needs of your practice.
Access to carer support in hospital:
Glos Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GRH and CGH) The Patient, Advice & Liaison Service can help carers access the right support and hospital whilst involved with their hospitals. The following explains the services available in the hospital available to you as a carer and includes access to your carers handbook Information for carers (gloshospitals.nhs.uk)
Glos Health & Care NHS Trust. The Patient and Carer Experience Team are there to help with any queries you may have regarding the trust services. Give us your views > Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (ghc.nhs.uk)
Johns Campaign – helps carers be more involved if the person you are supporting has dementia. Both trusts pledge to support this campaign John’s Campaign (johnscampaign.org.uk)
NHS resources: Self-discharge information for carers/family and friends
For more information contact Gloucestershire Carers Hub on 0300 111 9000 or email email@example.com.