One in eight of the population in the UK are family or unpaid carers. Over a million of those carers care for more than 50 hours a week – which is equivalent to the number of staff employed by the NHS.
The NHS benefits greatly from the contribution made by these carers, as they help the NHS understand the needs of the person they care for as well as providing vital care in the home that many patients rely on.
Many Carers suffer poor health themselves read the report below:
Below are links to information of particular relevance, use and interest to GPs and other Health Professionals: