The Surrey NHS Carers Prescription

The Carers Prescription provides you with an easy solution to support carers you come into contact with. The Carers Prescription  is a secure, on line mechanism for you to make a referral.  Once your prescription has been received by our provider Action for Carers (Surrey), they will undertake their own assessment and make arrangments to support the carers identified needs.This will include support to reduce pressures on young carers. The referral will be processed quickly and efficiently. 

To refer a Carer just click on the 'Make A Referral button'

To ensure GDPR compliance you are now required to provide the carer with a 'Fair Processing Notice' this is mandatory. Click on Fair Processing to download the leaflet.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Changes to the data protection laws came into place May 25th 2018. To ensure we are GDPR and NHS Information Goverance compliant we have made some changes to the Carers Prescription service.

Action for Carers (Surrey) will help navigate your carer through the range of services in Surrey. The support provided can be to the carer directly or to the person being cared for.

Service Definition

Carers Information Pack -  This includes general information, a Carers Emergency Card, GP Carer Registration Form.and Action for Carers (Surrey) information. 
If the carer has provided an email address the Surrey Digital Offer will also be sent to them.

Action for Carers (Surrey) provides:

Adult Carers Support - Provides independent information, advice, advocacy and support for Adult Carers over 18 years of age irrespective of who they are caring for this may include an onward referral for a statutory carers assessment or other relavant services (subject to consent)

Young Carers Support - support children who care aged 5 to 18 years. This can include advocating on behalf of the young carer and their families, one to one support, groups, activities, outings and work with schools and colleges.

Moving and Handling Service - provides specialist advisers to give tailored information, advice and training to carerson all aspects of moving and handling the person they care for.