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Nominate your GP for the "Caring about Carers Award"

GP listening to a patient

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in partnership with The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced the inaugural “Caring about Carers Award” for those GPs and practice teams who provide an excellent service to carers.

Awards will be presented at the RCGP’s Annual Conference in October in front of an audience of more than 1000 GPs. Winners will be selected for each home nation and there will be an overall UK-wide winner.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is working in partnership with The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to raise awareness of the need to support carers in primary care and in October 2008 published "Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams". The guide was distributed by the Department of Health to every GP practice in England and has helped GPs and their teams to identify and support carers.

The Trust’s President Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will sign a certificate for the winning general practitioners and their teams and the prize will also include a commemorative plaque to display in surgeries.

GPs must be nominated by one of their patients to be eligible for an award.

Nominate your GP

To nominate your GP or practice team write to us at the contact details below, and include the following information:

  • your name, address, telephone number.
  • your doctor’s name and surgery contact details.
  • how your GP supports you in your caring role.

Alternatively you can complete this Patient Nomination Form (1.1 MB)

All nominations should be either emailed to caringaboutcarers@rcgp.org.uk

Or sent to:

Caring About Carers Award 2010
The Royal College of General Practitioners
14 Princes Gate
Hyde Park
London SW7 1PU

The closing date for entries has now been extended to 20th June 2010

Once nominated, GPs and practice teams will be asked to complete a ten question self-assessment checklist. This will be a shorter version of the checklist featured in "Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams" which is available at The Trust’s professionals website.

Published: 30 April 2010