Hospital and GP Liaison
Nottinghamshire Carers Association are working alongside Health settings in order to promote more “Carer friendly” practice within GPs and Hospitals.
We are continuing to build links across the Health sector and are focused on finding Carers earlier on their journey. From our experience a Carer will wait an average of three years before asking for help or support and by that time can often be in crisis. This also means Carers are missing out on support and benefits within this early period. Carers deserve to be better informed and prepared to care for their family and friends.
We are encouraging Health professionals within Hospitals and GPs surgeries across Nottinghamshire to actively join us in finding “hidden” Carers, ensuring a clear pathway of signposting and support, to enable interventions that directs people caring much earlier to the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub.
In order to ensure that Carers receive the right support at the right time and in the right place, Carers demonstrating eligible needs should be referred to the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub.