Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid.  Carers UK Definition
Primary care are being asked to identify and share with the vaccination services their lists of patients in cohort 6 which include
1. Younger adults in long stay in-patient, nursing and residential care settings
2. Adult carers - those who are eligible for a carers allowance and / or those who are the sole or primary carer of a elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of Covid19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable. Identifying carers relies on accurate GP coding, please flag unpaid carers that meet the above definition to ensure they are invited for vaccination.
3. Adults aged 16 to 65 yrs in an at risk group (based on their medical history)
The full details of the eligible health conditions in Cohort 6 are in the Green Book which can be found here

Carer Information

Please fill in this form to refer the Carer for a Carer's Prescription Service. In the section below please complete only the Carer's Details. Please record if the Carer declines (in which case no further data is required)

The personal information you provide in this form will be shared with Surrey Independent Living Council and/or Action for Carers (Surrey). They will use the information to contact you to discuss the support and assistance they can provide to you via the Carer’s Prescription Service.
They will ensure that all personal information on this form is kept secure and processed only in accordance with current data protection legislation. You can contact them if you have any queries about how they use your personal information.
Please tick one of the boxes below to confirm that agreement has been obtained or declined to share carers information with Surrey independent Living Council and Action for Carers Surrey
If the Carer does not want a GP prescription we are unable to process the precription in accordance with current data protection legislation. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM IF YOU SEE THIS MESSAGE

Fair Processing Notice

I declare that the carer or the young carers family has received a copy of the Fair Processing Notice *

Carer's Details

Please tick here if the Carer is caring for someone in end of life circumstances
Are there any other Carers in the household (details of other carers will be picked up as part of the assessment process?

Young Carer's (5 to 18 years)

Please tick here if parental consent is required by your organisational policy . For more information please reference the Gillick Competency and Fraser Guidelines.
Are you referring a young carer
Is the young carer Gillick Competent?
Do the family wish to have a service

GP Practice Details

Carer's Prescription (Type of Service Needed)

As part of our COVID response, we have one distinct additional offer to carers:

NHS Carer Identification Letter (COVID 19) - This is a letter which is given to carers to identify them as a carer and to help them maintain their caring role in event of restriction of population movement by Government because of COVID 19 infection rates. The letter will be sent in hard copy or via email from Action for Carers (Surrey) when this form is processed.


Type of Service (s) requested 🛈
 Tick the item(s) below
Carer's Information Pack
Adult Carer's Support
Young Carer's Support
GP Carer Break
NHS Carer Identification Letter (COVID 19)