Blaina Medical Practice Awarded Carer Friendly Accreditation
Blaina Medical Practice in Blaenau Gwent has become the first Medical Practice to achieve our Carer Friendly Advanced Accreditation!
The practice covers the areas of Blaina, Nantyglo, Brynmawr and parts of Abertillery, in Gwent. They work closely with Carers Engagement Officers and Community Connectors to ensure carers are well supported within their practice.
The accreditation review panel (made up of carers and professionals from across Gwent) were particularly impressed with their partnership working with carer support services, their dedicated web page for carers and the wide range of information available to carers in their practice.
Click here for more information on the Carer Friendly Accreditation programme.
We are very proud as a Practice of our achievement and it just helps enhance the good work we continue to do for our community. A huge thank you goes to the help and support we have received from Carers Trust South East Wales, who made the process enjoyable and informative. We are looking forward to working with Carers Trust closely in the future. Being ‘Carer Friendly’ will give us, as a Practice, more benefits to help our patients that are Carers and to signpost them in the right direction for their needs. It will hopefully encourage patients to confide in us to let us know they are actually a ‘Carer’.
Claire Edmunds Assistant Practice Manager, Blaina Medical Practice