Healthwatch Cheshire West and Healthwatch Cheshire East are the local independent consumer champions for Health and Social Care services in Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East.

You may have seen one of our team or volunteers out and about around Cheshire trying to gain people’s views and experiences of the Health and Social Care services they receive, in order to help inform the priorities and quality of services commissioned by the NHS and local authorities.

Through our conversations with people, we have heard about the process of people registering as a carer with their GP. The Carers Trust defines a carer as: “anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.” We want to gain a better understanding of unpaid carers’ experiences of GP Practices and use our findings to produce a report that can be presented to service providers highlighting the issues that you tell us about.

We would really appreciate if you could please take a few minutes to answer this brief survey.

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* 1. We work across Cheshire West and Cheshire East and so providing us with the first part of your postcode can help us to identify if there are issues particular to certain areas.

Please can we have the first part of your postcode:

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* 2. Are you registered as an unpaid carer with your GP? (If the answer is no, please go to question 4)

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* 3. If you are registered as an unpaid carer with your GP, have you experienced any of these benefits?

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* 4. If you aren’t registered as an unpaid carer with your GP, were you aware that you can register? (If the answer is no, please go to question 6)

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* 5. If yes, did you know that you could gain these benefits by registering as an unpaid carer?

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* 6. Would you like to provide any further feedback on health and care services?

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* 7. What is the name of your GP Practice?

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