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Carers

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who – due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction – cannot cope without their support.

A young carer is a person under the age of 18 who carries out caring tasks and assumes a level of responsibility for another person.

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Please see these websites for more support:

Birmingham Carers’ Hub

Connect To Support

Carers’ Support

Young Carers’ Support

Alzheimer’s Society

Mental Health Foundation

British Heart Foundation

MacMillan Cancer Support

MS Society

Harborne Medical supports and promotes excellent care for carers and our patients who require care. Please discuss your situation with your GP and nursing team who will be happy to assist you with needs you have. The reception team will endeavour to aid you where they possibly can; if you encounter problems because of your situation as a carer or someone who has a carer please speak to the surgery team who will advise you on the assistance and support we can provide directly or provide signposting to help and guidance from other sources.

Online requests for prescriptions will need a log in; if you require your own log in please request a sign up form from reception. If you require a log in for someone you care for, we may require a consent form giving you permission to use the log in, please speak to the surgery team who will be happy to discuss this with you.

Electronic prescriptions remove the need for you to collect a paper prescription from the surgery. Your completed prescription will be sent to the pharmacy you choose. However some medication cannot be sent via electronic prescriptions these are prescriptions that your surgery asks you to sign for when you collect, the surgery will be able to give you more information on this.

A doctor is assigned daily for any urgent care issues; the designated doctor will make an assessment and decide the appropriate course of action for the person you care for.

If you require an interpreter please make the reception team aware of your requirements at the time of making the booking.

Please contact us if you need any extra help or support.