Informal carers: the role of general practitioners and district nurses


Simon, C. and Kendrick, T. (2001) Informal carers: the role of general practitioners and district nurses. British Journal of General Practice, 51, (469), 655-657.

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Six million informal carers provide support for aged and disabled people in the United Kingdom. Government policies suggest that primary care teams are the main support for carers. This postal survey of 300 general practitioners (GPs) and 272 district nurses (DNs) aimed to determine current practice and views on their role in supporting informal carers. In practice, GPs and DNs lack time, resources, and training to provide support, and see themselves in a reactive role only.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0960-1643 (print)
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Keywords: support for carers, postal survey, current practice
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
ePrint ID: 24501
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24501

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