Table 5

Services offered to carers and perceptions of the support GPs think carers would like from general practice

Services offered by GPs

What GPs think carers would like


Responses to 'Does your practice offer any services specifically for carers?'

Responses to 'What support do you think carers would like from general practice?'


n = 78

n (%)

n = 78

n (%)


Register

5 (6%)

Emotional support

21 (27%)


Flu vaccine

5 (6%)

Signposting/referral to appropriate organisations/agencies

17 (22%)


Carers' pack/leaflets

4 (5%)

Information/advice about services

15 (19%)


Health checks/carer clinics

3 (4%)

Understanding

7 (9%)


Referral to appropriate services

3 (4%)

Respect/recognition

7 (9%)


Notice boards

2 (3%)

Easy access to GP

6 (8%)


Carer support groups

2 (3%)

Information

5 (6%)


In house services from Carer Centres/CAB

2 (3%)

Practical and financial support

5 (6%)


Planning to set up services

2 (3%)

Support

4 (5%)


Signposting

1 (1%)

Information/advice about the care recipient

4 (5%)


Other

5 (6%)

Other

7 (9%)


No response

57 (73%)

No response

14 (18%)


Multiple responses

Greenwood et al. BMC Family Practice 2010 11:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-100

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