Improving Outcomes for Carers via GP Surgeries: Implications for Commissioners

Keywords

  • adults
  • carers
  • commissioning
  • early intervention and prevention

Date: December 2017

Type: Report

This paper reports on a pilot project, funded by the Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group, which sought to help GPs identify previously unknown carers and improve the carer experience and wellbeing outcomes by offering carers a free health and wellbeing check with a carer support worker and (where appropriate) giving them a social prescription to access services provided by Carers Bucks.  IPC worked with Carers Bucks to analyse the data and map learning from the project to the commissioning cycle. This resulted in a set of recommendations for commissioners which are summarised towards the end of the paper.