GP Practices need to meet certain criteria set by Carers Bucks in order to receive an Investors in Carers GP Standard Award such as appointing a dedicated Carers Champion in the practice, increase the number of carers on practice’s carers register, ensuring at least 50% of practice staff have attended a carer awareness training session, and demonstrated an understanding of the challenges faced by carers, for example, by offering flexible appointments where possible.
Bourne End and Wooburn Green Medical Centre, Prospect House Surgery, Southmead Surgery and The Swan Practice
On 20th November 2019, Carers Bucks were delighted to present four Buckinghamshire GP practices with their Investors in Carers GP Standard award for their ongoing commitment to identifying and supporting carers in their patient populations. Congratulations to Bourne End and Wooburn Green Medical Centre, Prospect House Surgery, Southmead Surgery and The Swan Practice. Thank you to Hazlemere Golf Club for hosting the event.
Poplar Grove, Haddenham Medical Centre and John Hampden Surgery
In September 2017, Poplar Grove Practice in Aylesbury, Haddenham Medical Centre in Haddenham and John Hampden Surgery in Prestwood were presented with the Investors in Carers GP Standard award from Carers Bucks, in recognition of the extra support they offer to unpaid carers who are registered with their surgeries.
A panel made up of representatives from Carers Bucks, Bucks County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group had unanimously agreed that these surgeries had reached the required level and they were on hand to celebrate the practices’ excellent achievements, along with the local Care Quality Commission inspector.
Pat Randell, a former carer who sat on the panel on behalf of Carers Bucks, told the award winners that the work they had done to support patients within their surgeries was fantastic and that she hoped other practices in Buckinghamshire would now follow their example so that every carer’s experience could be improved.