Are you caring for a friend or family member during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We understand how challenging it can be caring for a friend or family member during this uncertain time. Here are some links to support services that are available to you;
- Somerset Carers - offering free support and information via their COVID-Response on their website
- Local community support - Health Connections Mendip dedicated page for COVID-19 community support
- Frome Town Council frequently asked questions - lots of useful information and support available through the town council website
- Support for people who are shielding - information on local and national support available to our patients who are shielding for 12 weeks
If you have any health concerns you can contact the practice and arrange to speak to a nurse or GP by dialling 01373 301301 and press option 1 to speak to a care navigator.
What does Frome Medical Practice offer?
Frome Medical Practice offers support for unpaid carers. We have a designated carers champion, Claire Rogers, who works within the Care Coordination HUB at the Practice.
It is sometimes difficult to recognise that you are a carer and that you are taking on another role; a carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
It is simple to register as a carer; new patients can do this when registering as a patient via the registration pack, you can register online via the link below or if you speak to a member of staff here they can inform Claire and she can send you the relevant paperwork.
Those who are on our list of registered carers have access to care plans, free NHS flu vaccinations, free NHS health checks and priority appointments when they are available.
If consent is given by the person they care for, carers are also able to discuss the patients medical records so can be more involved with their health and care needs on their behalf.
Our carers register is not solely for Frome Medical practice patients; we can add carers who are registered at different practices if they care for a Frome Medical Practice patient, as well as adding those who are registered here but care for a non-Frome Medical Practice patient.
When you become registered as a carer Claire will send you leaflets for support groups and services available for carers.
Other support available
The Health Connections Mendip Directory provides information on a range of issues that might be helpful or of interest to carers. You can see the carers section of their website here.
If you are a young carer then there are a number of organisations locally that offer support.
INDEX - Services
- Audiology / Hearing
- Breast Screening
- Care Coordination Hub
- Cervical Screening
- Childhood Immunisations
- Chlamydia Screening
- Contraception / Family Planning
- Diabetes Clinic
- Diabetes Education Online Sessions
- Ear Syringing
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electronic Prescription Service
- Flu Vaccination
- Group Consultations
- Health Connections Mendip
- Healthy Child Programme
- High Blood Pressure
- Maternity Care
- Medical Examinations
- Mental Health
- Minor Surgery
- Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic Service
- NHS Health Checks
- Patient Support and Information
- Respiratory Assessment
- Summary Care Record
- Support to Stop Smoking
- Test and Results
- Travel Advice
- Warfarin Monitoring
- Young Person's Clinic