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Information and referrals for professionals (carers)

Information Professionals Caring For Carers Panel


Completed referral forms should be emailed to

You can also call 01752 201890

Carers Awareness Training for Professionals

Improving Lives Plymouth support people and organisations that work with carers in Plymouth. 

Training covers:

  • Who is a carer and what the issues are
  • What services and support are available locally
  • How you can support carers
  • Treating carers as partners in care and what this means

For further information or to book a carers awareness session for you or your team please call 01752 201890 .

Primary Care Network (PCN) Plymouth Carer Identification and Support Project

The project's main aim is to support GP practices (as part of their Primary Care Network) in Plymouth to improve their identification and recognition of carers, with a focus on carer coding (including the new carer contingency code), enabling population health management approaches such as increased vaccination uptake for carers. The impact of the project will be the following improvements:

  • Increased recognition and awareness of carers in GP practices,  as part of the increased overall awareness of GP quality markers
  • Support GPs to use the correct coding of carers using the NHS England Coding Unpaid Carers: SNOMED CT
  • Improved recognition and identification of carers will enable greater take-up of COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations, encouraging more PCNs to offer young carer vaccinations
  • An increase in the number of carers registered and consistency of codes in general practice will help measure success

For more information, please view the PCN Plymouth Carer Identification and Support Project page on the NHS Futures Platforms website.



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