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Identifying carers course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS Health Education England

Carers are more likely to have seen their GP recently than any other support professional. It is vital for GPs within primary care teams to know how to identify and support carers in order to maintain the health of the carer and preserve the caregiving situation. This session was reviewed by Chantal Simon and last updated on 06/06/13.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe why it is important to identify carers
  • Explain why carers might be difficult to identify
  • Describe a variety of ways in which carers can be identified within a GP practice
  • Describe the role of the wider primary care team in identifying carers

Carers are more likely to have seen their GP recently than any other support professional. It is vital for GPs within primary care teams to know how to identify and support carers in order to involve them in patient care and maintain the health of the carer, thus preserving the caregiving situation.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Chantal Simon,
General Practitioner. The Banks and Bearwood Medical Practices. Bournemouth

Chantal is a working GP at The Banks and Bearwood Medical Practices in Bournemouth and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She has formal academic training with an MSc from Southampton University in Research in Health and a PhD exploring the effects of community support on the psychological health of informal carers.

Chantal has been involved with education since 1999 when she became the lead author and founder editor of the Oxford Handbook of General Practice, which is now in its fifth edition. In 2007 she founded the Royal College of General Practitioner's educational journal, InnovAiT, which she edited until 2017.

Chantal is also currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster Centre for Resilience involved in research and educational activities promoting the wellbeing of healthcare professionals.

Delivery
Title
Identifying carers course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
-- GENERAL MEDICAL--
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3_01e_02
Access Duration (in months)
12
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