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Carers are ignored by the NHS

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1765
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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