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King's Fund calls for support for carers

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7170.1410a (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1410
  1. Hugh Matthews
  1. BMJ

    Carers from ethnic minorities and those who look after people who are mentally ill are less likely to get help from social services than other carers, a conference sponsored by the King's Fund, an independent research organisation, heard last week in London.

    Health minister John Hutton admitted that help for carers was unequal across the country but claimed that the new coordinated ministerial approach,which was announced last summer, would ensure an “integrated approach” in future. “The government does value the …

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