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Cheshire West Carer Support

Do you look after a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without your help?

Perhaps you look after someone who is frail, ill, has a disability, mental ill health, or substance misuse issues?

Maybe you care for a child with a learning or physical disability?

If you are, then its important that your GP knows about it. Ask to speak with one of our Carer Links.  You can complete a Carer Registration Form (available at reception) and by handing this back at Reception we can make a note on your records that you care for someone as well as on the records of the person you care for.

By registering as a carer you will also be able to access a range of information, support and advice services. You will receive a regular newsletter, be able to access the Emergency Card service as well as other services such as respite, and emotional and financial support.

For more information about services available to you call

Cheshire West Carer Support Helpline on 0300 102 0008 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm)

Visit the website www.cheshirewestcarersupport.co.uk

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Optician Services

Optician Services

If you are having problems with your eyes, visiting an optician is the best place to start.

Optometrists are highly trained to recognise abnormalities and conditions that could be causing your eye problems. They will prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses, and, if necessary, they will refer you to a GP or a hospital eye clinic for further investigations.

Selection of glasses
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Dental Services

Dental Services

Everyone should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services. There is no need to register with a dentist in the same way as with a GP because you are not bound to a catchment area.

Woman having a check-up at the dentist
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Self Referral to Physiotherapy

Self Referral to Physiotherapy

You don’t need a GP appointment to book an appointment with a physiotherapist.

If you have a musculoskeletal problem (pain/discomfort affecting your muscles, ligaments and tendons or bones) and you think you would benefit from seeing a physiotherapist, you can book this direct.

You fill in a form stating what the problem is and this is triaged by the physio department and they will offer you an appointment if appropriate.

Physio on an foot ligament