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Are you a carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to an adult or child with a disability, a long term illness, frailty, a mental health issue or addiction. The caring may be for a few hours or 24 hours a day, and maybe for multiple people.

Please take a look at the notice boards in the Practice waiting rooms with carer information displayed. 

To register as a carer, you can call into the Practice and complete one of our carer forms which are held in reception. Alternatively, please click on the link below, complete the form and return it to reception:

Carers Registration Form

Entitlements here at Handsworth Medical Practice

You can receive an annual health check from one of our healthcare assistants on a yearly basis

You can order your repeat prescriptions over the telephone between 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. You can also order prescriptions for the person you care for

Our receptionists will identify you as a carer straight away on your record and they can offer you flexible appointments best to suit you, and we can offer a longer appointment if necessary with any health professional in the Practice

You are entitled to a flu jab every year. In the flu season we will invite you in, and you can bring the person you care for at your best convenience 

Register with the Sheffield Carers Centre

You can consent to share your details with the Sheffield Carers Centre, and they will send you a carers package in the post 4 times a year with the offers they have for you

You can apply for a carers discount card and get money off a wide range of areas:

    • welfare and benefits

    • legal advice

    • carers support groups

    • carers cafe

    • grants for equipment

    • drop in sessions

    • community events

If you are interested you can ring Handsworth Medical Practice on tel. 0114 2697505 and ask to speak to Lotty who can pass your details on, or you can self refer by phoning the Sheffield Carers Centre on Tel. 0114 2728362

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