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Are you an unpaid carer?
Do you do any of the following for a loved one, parent, family member, neighbour or friend?
Washing and dressing
Organise medicines and medical visits
If so, then you are a carer and are entitled to support to help you in your caring role. This can include 1 to 1 advice, support groups with other carers, training, and help with costs.
Here at Glenside Country Practice we are committed to making sure carers are given the chance to obtain any support they feel they need, be it simply information and advice to emotional support and benefits.
If you would like to know more, the Practice has 2 Carer Champions, 1 at each of our sites – Michelle at Corby Glen and Dawn at Castle Bytham - who can give you further information, or you can call the Lincolnshire Carers Service at the County Council Customer Service Centre (CSC) on:
01522 782224 – Adult Carers 18+
01522 553275 – Young Carers
Both numbers are available Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm
Carers FIRST is an organisation which offers emotional and practical support to carers, and after your initial contact with CSC you can be referred onto them for further assistance.
It is important to know that you, as a carer, can have the support you need.
IF YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE, WHO LOOKS AFTER YOU?
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Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Healthcare assistants have a variety of different roles and assist the practice nurses in the delivery of nursing care, from sterilising equipment to conducting health checks and taking blood samples.
Gillian Stafford - Practice Manager
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Lee Kempton - Deputy Practice Manager
Michelle Marsh - Administrator
The Administrative team are responsible for ensuring referrals are processed in a timely manner, they also deal with the enormous amount of paperwork generated on a daily basis, they provide essential liaison between patients and hospitals and other healthcare providers.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make the most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries and dealing with patient records.