Primary Care: Other useful information

Supporting carers in General Practice: A Framework of Quality Markers

The GP Carer Quality Markers have been developed by NHS England and endorsed by the CQC, to help general practice to identify and support unpaid carers.

The Quality Markers ask general practice 6 questions about how they support carers. The document provides a number of proactive suggestions that can be implemented in primary care settings.

A Declaration Template is included at the end of the document. The declaration can be completed by the practice and made available for CQC inspections. Adherence to the quality markers is recognised as good practice by the CQC.

For support completing the Declaration template, please contact our Primary Care Link worker at The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove. We can arrange a meeting with you to discuss the support your practice is offering to carers and help you to extend this.