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NHS Carer Information Strategies must as a minimum demonstrate how NHS Boards are making community-based pharmacists aware of their role in supporting the Strategy.
The Carer-friendly Pharmacy Pilot could not have taken place without the good will and support of PSNC, CPPE, local carers organisations, Local Pharmaceutical Committees and local community pharmacies..
Details of the skills, knowledge and role of the Pharmacy Carers Champion.
Pharmacies hold a unique position in terms of their accessibility, the frequency with which many carers visit their local pharmacy and the supportive and professional relationship they develop with regular customers.
The Carer-friendly Pharmacy Pilot was part of a programme of work funded by the Department of Health in its implementation of the National Carers Strategy through the ‘Supporting Carers in Primary Care Programme’.
A Road Less Rocky is a report from Carers Trust that found that carers of people with dementia are not getting the support and advice they often desperately need.Area of Care:I work in:
Pharmacies are visited by about 1.6 million people every day in England so they are ideally positioned to identify carers of all all ages including young carers. They can therefore play a key role in the early initiation of assessment and support which can be life changing.
A good practice example of working with carers of people with dementia from diverse communities by the Dementia Information and Support for Carers (DISC) service hosted by Sandwell Crossroads BirminghamArea of Care:I work in: