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NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions designed to help young carers who may be ‘hidden’, unpaid and under the age of sixteen. Coinciding with the health theme day of Carers Week, from Tuesday (June 11) family doctors across the country can volunteer to offer a new package of services for […]
NHS England has published the Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing. Developed in collaboration with a wide range of partners and which forms part of NHS England’s ongoing Commitment to Carers. The ‘integrated approach’ provides a toolkit that clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and […]
NHS England must continue to raise the profile of England’s carers and the vital role they play. That is the view of Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Long Term Conditions, who has written in a blog: “England’s five and a half million carers make a critical and underappreciated contribution not only to loved […]
Today marks the start of Carers’ Week which runs as an annual awareness campaign and recognises the crucial work carers do. Carers can struggle for recognition and support from health professionals. And involving carers in decision-making and recognising their role as expert partners in care serves to benefit patients, carers and the NHS alike. As well […]
NHS England has renewed its commitment to improving the quality of life for the country’s hidden army of young and adult carers. The 5.5 million unpaid carers in England make a critical contribution not only to loved ones, neighbours and friends, but to the sustainability of the NHS. To make this contribution, carers often make […]
The new chief executive of NHS England today (Wednesday) paid tribute to carers for their “immense contribution” as he pledged to do more to help them. Simon Stevens launched NHS England’s Commitment to Carers to coincide with the Carers UK State of Caring Conference in London. He has committed his organisation to do more to […]