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Caring About Carers Awards 2013

10 June 2013

Carers Scotland, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland (part of the Carers Trust) and The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) are calling for nominations for the Caring About Carers Awards that recognise the work of GPs and GP practices in supporting unpaid carers across the UK.

The Caring About Carers Award is now in its fourth year and patients and carers who feel that they have been helped and supported by their GP or GP practice are encouraged to nominate.

Individual awards are made to practices in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, with an overall award for the GP or practice judged to have made the biggest difference or improvement to carers’ lives. The closing date for entries is 31 July 2013.
Simon Hodgson, Director of Carers Scotland, said: “We are delighted to support the 2013 Caring for Carers Awards. We often hear from some of our 2,000 members in Scotland that the recognition and support they receive from their GP is a lifeline as they care. We hope that many of our members will nominate their GPs and GP practices for these Awards, and that this will encourage other practices to recognise and value carers.”

Nominations can be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing to:

Caring About Carers Award 2013
The Royal College of General Practitioners
25 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JX

Carers are asked to include in their nomination:

  • Their name, address and telephone number, and
  • The doctor’s name and surgery contact details
  • How the GP surgery supports them in their caring role

The Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland has worked with partners across Scotland to develop electronic guidance specifically designed for GPs and practice staff to help identify,signpost and support carers. This Guidance can be accessed by clicking here

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