Carers have excellent first-hand knowledge of the needs of the person they care for.  This is of enormous benefit to health professionals. 

The contribution of carers is vital to the delivery of both our health and social care systems as well as to the wider economy. 

Reaching them early is vital and involving them as partners in care has positive results for everyone.

Carers often neglect their own health and in many cases it's only a matter of time before they become sick. It's important you can identify them to provide much needed help and support.

This section of the site contains a range of topics relevant for health professionals.

Take a moment to read our GP Action Guide.  It will help you to identify carers more easily, be aware of their needs and understand how providing carer support will advantage your practice.

Remember, always Think Patient – Think Carer.

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