In the North Cotswolds, a special questionnaire has been designed for Carers to complete before their health check at the GP surgery, along with a consultation form for the healthcare professional to complete during the check.

These help the healthcare professional to understand both the general health and social care needs of the Carer and help to identify any underlying concerns which may not be evident during the medical health check.

A decision has also been taken to extend each Carer health check appointment from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, allowing staff to carry out further investigations, examinations and medication reviews if required.

These developments are designed to maximise the healthcare support available to Carers.