Important - Vaccinations: In line with NHS Highland Direction GP surgeries will no longer be responsible for the delivery of vaccinations and immunisations effective 1st March 2023. If you have any queries regarding child or adult immunisations, please contact the NHS Highland Service Delivery Centre Helpline: 0800 032 0339 open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm. For routine immunisations you are requested to wait for an appointment letter before making contact.
Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?
As a carer, you may be entitled to an annual flu vaccination. Please inform the receptionist or your doctor if you would like us to know that you are a carer.
A great source of information for carers in Scotland can be accessed via Care Information Scotland. Care Information Scotland (CIS) is a phone, webchat and website service providing information about care services for people living in Scotland.
The webpage can be accessed here or via telephone 0800 011 3200 (open 7 days: 8am to 10pm).
Who are Young Carers?
Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who help and care for a member of their family providing Practical, Emotional, Social or Sibling Support.
Practical – washing, dressing, shopping, cleaning.
Emotional – keeping someone calm, medication prompting or eating.
Social – supporting them to attend medical appointment, use public transport, access their community.
Sibling Support – getting brothers/sisters to school, looking after them when parent is unwell, support at school.
If you are a young carer, you can find advice and, where needed, support with funding applications. You can follow the below link to fill in a referral form to learn more about how “Connecting Young Carers” can help you: