Resources for Carers

The guide and accompanying forms can help you, or the person who helps to look after you, when visiting a GP or pharmacist. They can be used to prioritise, plan and record visits.


The completed forms are available to download straight to your computer, phone or tablet, or you can email them to yourself.



Download ‘A guide for patients and carers’ by clicking on the link below and selecting ‘Booklet’ in your print settings. The first link is to the full colour guide. The second version has been adapted for people with visual impairment.

A guide for patients and carers – full colour

A guide for patients and carers – visual impairment

Download the Patient Safety Guide app at:



Online tools

You can complete each of the forms and download them.

The information you add to the forms will not be stored or recorded on the website.


Prepare to see your pharmacist or GP

When you are going to the GP you might want to consider the following.

Answer the questions below and we’ll send it to you as a handy PDF attachment to print and take with you to your GP.


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My details and any existing conditions


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Create a record of the medicines I take

Medicines, tablets and supplements

List all medicines, tables, and supplements you take and we’ll send it to you as a handy PDF attachment.

Include anything taken that might influence your health whether prescribed or not (for example herbal or other supplements, creams, eye drops, inhalers).


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University of Manchester
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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