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Without support, taking on a caring role can mean facing a life of poverty, isolation, ill health and depression. For the person they care for it can mean costly hospital or care admissions if the caring relationshipI work in:
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’.
This toolkit is targeted at commissioners of health and social care in England and aims to highlight the needs of carers aged over 60 and to show tried and tested ways they can be supported.Area of Care:
NHS Employers and Carers Trust produced flu campaign guidance and resources in 2014 which healthcare staff can download .