Desborough Surgery

Hazlemere Surgery

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Desborough and Hazlemere surgeries, recognising the valuable role of carers, those who support and care for others.

If you are caring for someone at home or elsewhere who has a physical or mental illness, has learning difficulties, suffers alcohol or drug addiction problems or who is disabled, elderly or frail then…………..

YOU ARE A CARER (whether you are an Adult or a Child)

Carers often do not recognise themselves under the term “carer”. They see themselves as just helping someone who could not remain living in their own home without the help they provide. A carer can be an adult or a child. Many carers juggle paid work or study with their unpaid caring role. The term “carer” should not be confused with that of an employed care worker or someone who acts as a volunteer for an organisation.

Most carers are eligible for a free flu vaccination to protect themselves and the person they care for. Public Health England defines those eligible as: Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

We recommend Carers register with Carers Bucks at who offer a wide range of services and support to unpaid carers in Bucks.

We recommend you complete an Information Sharing document which will allow Carers access to certain aspects of the medical record for the one they care for (please ask at the surgery for the relevant Information Sharing Agreement form).


Here is a link to a new Directory of local services which you may find useful.


Date published: 3rd June, 2016
Date last updated: 23rd November, 2022