Looking after someone?
Caring for someone can be very difficult and many people find that they need extra help with the care they provide.
Find out what support you might be able to receive here - provided by NHS UK. This page also provides lots of help and advice.
Carers Direct - 0808 802 0202
Free, confidential information and advice for carers.
You can also ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.
Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they consider one is required. The chaperone may be a family member or friend, but on occasions a formal chaperone may be preferred.
Patients are advised to ask for a chaperone if required, the Healthcare Professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.