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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: support for carers, postal survey, current practice


Local EPrints ID: 24501
ISSN: 0960-1643
PURE UUID: a55b759f-cd9e-4f25-a875-fd05ac273e2b
ORCID for T. Kendrick: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:13

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