The Commitment to Carers Pledge has been made by Partners of the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The pledge sets out agreed principles to support the implementation of an integrated approach to the identification and assessment of Carers’ health and wellbeing needs across North East Essex.

To support this activity, Essex Carers Support are reminding those who have a caring role for a friend or family member of the importance of letting their GP know about their caring role.

People who are providing unpaid care for a friend or family member are at a higher risk of becoming ill themselves.  If made aware, their GP Practice can help them to stay well by recognising some of the effects that caring can have, such as depression, stress, high blood pressure or back pain.

Essex Carers Support are asking Carers to register their caring role with their GP Practice and to seek assistance when their caring role impacts on their own health and wellbeing.


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