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Why should I keep my carers register up to date?

Identifying carers early is beneficial to the carer, the person with care needs and to the GP practice supporting them. Having a named person responsible for its upkeep will communicate its importance and ensure the register is seen as integral part of the surgeries offer to its carer patients.

It can help to:

Knowing a patient is a carer allows you to:

It is important to update records when a patient is no longer a carer.

Why should I have a named person responsible for its upkeep?

Having a named person responsible for its upkeep communicates its importance and ensures the register is seen as integral part of the surgeries offer to its carer patients. A carers register can only be truly effective if it is up to date and linked to a clear offer for carers. A carers lead should have more oversight of the carers register.