All staff at Ormiston Medical Practice recognise the important and valuable contribution made by carers. A carer is defined as a person irrespective of age who, without payment, provides help and support on a regular basis to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour of any age affected by physical or mental illness (often long-term), disability, frailty or substance misuse.
Carers play a crucial role in the delivery of health and social care provision in Scotland. There are approximately 657,300 identified carers in Scotland that equates to 1 in 8 of the population. We actively strive to identify and support carers and those being cared for in the local community. If you are a carer, please advise our Reception team of this on 01875 610248.
As a carer, our Practice Nurse will invite you for an annual review to see if there is any additional support that we could offer you, and to review your own physical and mental health. The Practice Nurse will also offer you the seasonal Flu vaccination that you are entitled to receive for free as a registered carer.
Carers of East Lothian supports all adults in a caring situation in East Lothian to get information and services to help their individual caring role, enhance their own wellbeing, and strengthen their collective voice to improve services.
You can contact them on 0131 665 0135 or visit their website by clicking here.