Carers are ignored by the NHSBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7147.1765a (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1765
- Jacqui Wise
Carers receive little acknowledgement or support from doctors and other health professionals, according to a survey by the Carers National Association.
The association surveyed 5000 of its members and received 3031 replies—70% of the respondents spend at least seven hours a day looking after a person at home. Many of the carers in the survey were elderly, and more than half were looking after …