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GPs are urged to identify unpaid carers

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2600 (Published 07 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2600
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Unpaid carers are not accessing support services or benefits and often struggle to cope, new research shows.1

There are around 6.5 million people voluntarily caring for adults in the United Kingdom, about 10% of the population. Many of these carers support someone with a terminal illness. The research report, carried out by the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, and the charities Voices of Carers across Lothian and Marie Curie Cancer Care, says that …

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