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THE KEY ROLE OF THE GENERAL PRACTICE CARERS CHAMPION

 

A Carers Champion is a member of medical practice staff who supports with the identification of carers.  They will act as a voice for carers within the practice and be a key point of contact for carer information within the general practice which they work.



    • To promote awareness of carers within their practice

    • Alongside Carers Federation, to co facilitate the identification of new young and adult carers

    • Promote engagement with carers across their practice team

    • To maintain the profile of the subject of carers across the practice ( including meeting agendas and new initiatives)

    • To engage in networking appropriate to the role, such as forums and champion meetings

    • Inform carers of their rights and entitlements, especially those outlined in the Care Act 2014

    • Draw attention to any national or local developments relevant to supporting carers

    • Act as a point of contact for external and internal communication on the subject of carers



 

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