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Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Patients with anxiety and depression can self refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service to help them on their journey to improved mental health and wellbeing.  Click here for information on the Psychological Wellbeing Service


You may have seen a report in the News this week about the outcomes of an American study on this drug.  We have had a lot of calls from patients who are taking this drug and our message is not to panic as in most cases the benefits of these particular drugs far outweigh any risk. While the risk in the media report sounds high, it is still a very low risk for each person. This is backed up by a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrookes who says that these are very effective medicines, proven to save lives and reduce the need for surgery in patients with bleeding ulcers and several other conditions. 

 Our surgery already carries out audits of all patients on Omeprazole to check for any specific risk and it is our policy to take patients off the drug when it is no longer needed.  This is one of the reasons why we carry out medication reviews with patients, to check safety aspects and ensure the drugs are still needed.  The need for patients to continue on their Omeprazole will be undertaken at their next planned medication review and the message is not to panic if they are currently taking this drug.  See this link for further information CLICK HERE

press release about our proposed merger with the other GP surgeries in Huntingdon we have received a number of queries from patients.  We have collated these questions into one document which is available here and which we will keep updated as we receive further questions.  Should you have a question about the proposed merger which is not answered by this document please send it to”  

Frequently asked questions about the merger


Carers Information


Are You a Carer?

Many people don't recognise themselves as Carers, but spend a proportion of their time unpaid  caring for a family member, friend of neighbour and "just get on with it".  Although we have many patients on our Carers Register, there are potentially hundreds more that we are unaware of.  Each year there is a 1 in 5 chance of any one of us becoming a carer, many have jobs and combine the difficulties of working with their care role.  The demands of informal caring can be very stressful.  Many of our patients are informal carers and either haven't recognised that they are actually a Carer or don't admit to it for one reason or another.

The Acorn Surgery Team is dedicated to supporting Carers - adult, young and young adult carers alike.  We are keen to identify those of our patients who are in a caring role and spend some of their time helping another person who is dependent on them in some way.

If you pass your details to one of our Carers Champions, we can organse a 'care-prescription' for you - this means we will pass your contact details only to the Carers Trust Crossroads Care so they can be in touch with you about the range of services and support that is available to people who are Carers.  It's often very hard work and many carers themselves become ill and dependent because of the stresses that role puts on them.

We care for our Carers!  If you are please let us know - you deserve some care for yourself...  Either phone to speak to one of the Team, email us at and put 'Carer' in the subject heading or dowload this leaflet and either bring into the Reception, or post to us at the surgery address. 


Carers Trust have produce a range of information which we have uploaded onto our website for easy access for patients.  Click to view. Flow chart identifying carers  The process for referring Carers  Poster about Family Carers  Information Leaflet about Family Carers Prescription 

For more information on Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, click here.   

Carers UK App ‘Jointly’

The ‘Jointly’ app can be downloaded for free by using the following access code


"The app makes sharing care with others easier, less stressful,more organised and was designed by carers"

This app provides the following;


  •             One central place to store and share information about the person being looked after.

  •            Simple, intuitive group communication to keep everyone informed and better connected.

  •             Shared task lists and calendar to help co-ordinate responsibilities and organise what needs to be done.


Content Supplied by NHS Choices

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

  • Young Carers

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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