Supporting Carers

A carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner or friend in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability and the care they provide is unpaid.  The pressures of caring can have a damaging effect on health and wellbeing as carers often put the needs of the person for whom they care above their own needs.

Our Practice Nurse, Nicky Hooley is our Carer Champion and she works closely with Carers Northumberland.  She has provided sessions for Carers which have proved very useful.  If you care for someone please let us know so that we can update our records.   The contact number for Carers Northumberland is 01670 320025 or they can be contacted via e-mail  on

At Gas House Lane Surgery we offer Carer Health Checks with our Practice Nurse.  At this appointment we can refer you to Carers Northumberland for further help and advice.  We also run in-house sessions for Carers alongside Carers Northumberland.

We are looking to identify any patients who are Carers.  If you are a carer and you are interested in the above please contact the surgery to let us know.

Click the links below to read and download the documents:

Carers Identification & Referral Form

Carers Poster

If you have any problems using these documents or links please contact the surgery.

Date published: 21/04/2016
Date last updated: 10/05/2023