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Table 5 Services offered to carers and perceptions of the support GPs think carers would like from general practice

From: General practitioners and carers: a questionnaire survey of attitudes, awareness of issues, barriers and enablers to provision of services

Services offered by GPs What GPs think carers would like
Responses to 'Does your practice offer any services specifically for carers?' Responses to 'What support do you think carers would like from general practice?'
n = 78 n (%) n = 78 n (%)
Register 5 (6%) Emotional support 21 (27%)
Flu vaccine 5 (6%) Signposting/referral to appropriate organisations/agencies 17 (22%)
Carers' pack/leaflets 4 (5%) Information/advice about services 15 (19%)
Health checks/carer clinics 3 (4%) Understanding 7 (9%)
Referral to appropriate services 3 (4%) Respect/recognition 7 (9%)
Notice boards 2 (3%) Easy access to GP 6 (8%)
Carer support groups 2 (3%) Information 5 (6%)
In house services from Carer Centres/CAB 2 (3%) Practical and financial support 5 (6%)
Planning to set up services 2 (3%) Support 4 (5%)
Signposting 1 (1%) Information/advice about the care recipient 4 (5%)
Other 5 (6%) Other 7 (9%)
No response 57 (73%) No response 14 (18%)
  1. Multiple responses