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MARSTON MEDICAL CENTRE MOVE - PUBLIC MEETING

We need your views on our proposed move. Please come to a public meeting this Thursday 30th March at the United Reformed Church Hall, 352 Marston Road, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0JB.

If you can't make it please look at the presentation below and send us your views. 

MMC Options Presentation

CHANGES TO YOUR USUAL DOCTOR:  During the merger process of the last few months we have had to make a number of changes to the doctors' team.  This means we have had to move 10% of our patients to new usual doctors.  We are sending out text messages, emails and some letters to let you know if this applies to you.  If you have been moved, we are really sorry as we know patients and doctors often develop close relationships, and it can be frustrating having to get to know and to trust someone again.  However, please be patient and give it a go.  The new doctors we have are caring, conscientious and highly competent.

Carers Direct

If you are not already aware, the GP Carers Grant will not continue from April 2015, following 3 years and over 2700 successful grant applications. From 1 April 2015, carers’ grants will be replaced by a more comprehensive assessment of a carer’s needs. This may lead to a support plan, which could include a payment, to help a person maintain their wellbeing while continuing their caring role.

Information for carers and more about ‘Carers Oxfordshire’ and how we can help and support carers please visit our website http://www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk/ or telephone our helpline 0845 050 7666.

 

Useful Information/documents for Carers:

Free Training for Carers

Carers Free Wellbeing Assessment

Pharmacies offering Wellbeing Assessments

Carer's Essential Checklist

Carers Oxfordshire Outreach Workers Contact List

Carers Oxfordshire - Supporting someone at home leaflet

Emergency Carers Support Service - Information Sheet

Emergency Carers Support Service Lealfet

Are you looking after someone?

Family Information Service Flyer

Advanced Care Planning - Information for patients

DNACPR decisions - Information for patients, relatives and carers

 

Click here for the Content Supplied by NHS ChoicesCare Matters Newsletter Spring 2015 

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

 

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

 



 
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