Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

General Practitioners


Find our frequently requested resources for GPs working with carers in Surrey here, from details about the GP Carers Prescription run in conjunction with the NHS and SILC, to local support resources, documents and forms. There's a quick link to the GP Carers Prescription including Carer Breaks Service below.

GPs and the Carers Prescription – GDPR update.

This video explains the changes made around GDPR and the Carers Prescription.

GP Carers Prescription

When you use the GP Carers Breaks Dashboard to refer carers for a break you can also refer carers to other carers’ services across the county as required; the website includes definitions of these services . This maybe helpful if your practice has exhausted its GP Carer Breaks funding and will enable you to continue to support your carers by referring them to other appropriate services.

GP Carers Prescription Guidance - Discretionary Notes for GPs Mar 2017

Click here for full details

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Quick links

GP Refer a Patient Form
GP Carer Break Leaflet
GP Carer Registration Form
Fair Processing Notice

Why carers matter

Identifying carers is crucial to achieving the best outcome for carers and those they look after. Read more

GPs - GDPR update

To find out more about how GDPR affects GPs and the Carers Prescription you can either view the video above or follow this link.


We have assembled some commonly requested information and downloads for GPs in their own section. GP resources