How the GP can support a person with dementia - other resources

Useful organisations and more information on the support GPs can provide for carers and people with dementia.

Citizens Advice

03444 111 444 Adviceline (England) (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
03444 77 20 20 Adviceline (Wales) (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)

Your local Citizens Advice can provide information and advice in confidence or point you in the right direction. To find your nearest office look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the Citizens Advice website. Opening times vary.

General Medical Council (GMC)

0161 923 6602 (8am–5.30pm Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday)
[email protected]

The GMC helps protect patients and improve UK medical education and practice by supporting students, doctors, educators and healthcare providers. 

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland Gateway

The Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland Gateway provides information and links about GPs, community care and health care services in Northern Ireland.

NHS (for searching clinical
commissioning groups in England or other services)

The NHS website provides information about NHS services in England to enable people to make choices about care and treatment.

NHS 111 Wales

If you are feeling unwell but the problem is not a medical emergency, call NHS 111 Wales (currently available in the following health board areas – Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay – including Bridgend). If you are outside this area, call 0845 46 47.

Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

0800 34 34 24
[email protected]

The Northern Ireland Ombudsman’s role is to investigate complaints where local resolution has not been possible.

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

0345 015 4033 (8.30am–5.00pm Monday– Thursday, 8.30am–12pm Friday)

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s role is to investigate complaints about the NHS in England where local resolution has not been possible.

Patient and Client Council (Northern Ireland)

0800 917 0222
[email protected]
The Patient and Client Council provides an independent voice on health and social care issues, and offers help and advice to someone making a complaint about health or social care services in Northern Ireland.

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

0300 790 0203
[email protected]
The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales is an independent body whose role is to investigate and consider complaints where they have not been resolved locally.

Review details

Last reviewed: July 2020
Next review due: July 2023

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.

Reviewed by: Antony Bayer, Professor of  Geriatric Medicine at Cardiff University, and Louise Robinson, Director, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Professor of Primary Care and Ageing

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

To give feedback, or for a list of sources, please contact [email protected]

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