Just over one in ten patients on any GP practice list is a carer, although many go unrecognised.  In order to help we have collated a range of resources (including toolkits) published by Brent Carers Centre and other external agencies that you may find useful.  This includes separate resource sections on “Dementia” and “Mental Health”.

You may also find some of the resources available on the Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page useful.

Downloads for GPs & Health Workers and Social Workers Professionals page - BCC Carer Info Guides image 80 xBrent Carers Centre’s Carer Information Guides and Booklets

Brent Carers Centre have Carer Information Guides and Information Booklets that cover a wide range of topics, whether it is a young carer, a person new to caring, problems with debt, fuel bills and/or combining work and caring.

Downloads for GPs, Health Workers and Social Workers Professionals, & Schools page: ENGAGE Toolkit image 80xENGAGE toolkit

This interactive toolkit website is designed to look at how to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers (including young carers) and their families.

Downloads for GPs - Royal College of General Practitioners image 80 xRoyal College of General Practitioners

This web-site contains a range of online resources (including e-learning packages) to help GP practices support carers, including improving carer identification.

Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page - SCIE image 80 xSocial Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE is a leading social care improvement agency and this interactive web-site contains useful resources (incl. e-learning resources and Social Care TV films) designed for people who work in the health and social services sectors.

Downloads for GPs Page - Supporting Carers image 80 x 99Supporting Carers: An action guide for GPs and their teams

Just over one in ten patients on any GP practice list is a carer, although many go unrecognised. Carers look to GPs and other members of the Primary Care Team for support both for themselves, and also for the people that they care for.

This guide will help you to understand who carers are, why they need your help, how you can involve them in patient care, and how your practice can give them the support that they need and deserve.

Resources on Dementia

Downloads for GPs & Downloads for Social Workers pages - Demtalk image 80 xDemtalk

DemTalk is the online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia. It offers free advice and shares ideas about how everyone can make communication easier and better.

Downloads for GPs page - Barbara's Story image 80 x 48Barbara’s Story

Here is a short film created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness of dementia among health workers and social workers professionals.

Downloads for Health & Social Worker Professionals page - SCIE image 80 xSCIE’s Social Care TV videos

Here is a series of videos produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence on dementia.

Downloads for GPs Page - Triangle of Care Dementia image 80 x 99The Triangle of Care: A Guide to Best Practice for Dementia Care

The Triangle of Care for Dementia describes how meaningful involvement and inclusion of carers can lead to better care for people with dementia.

Resources on Mental Health

Downloads for GPs - Carers and Confidentiality in Mental Health image 80 x 99Carers and Confidentiality in Mental Health

The issues of confidentiality and information-sharing between health professionals and carers are difficult and complex to resolve.  This guide, published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, describes some of these problems, together with examples of good practice which may help address them, and hopefully provide more positive results for all concerned.

Downloads for GPs Page - Triangle of Care Mental Health image 80 x 99The Triangle of Care: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care

The Triangle of Care for Mental Health describes how meaningful involvement and inclusion of carers can lead to better care for people with mental health conditions (other than dementia).

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