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Ensure all staff are carer aware

A third of carers take 3 years or more to self-identify, yet the implications of caring can be significant and enduring. Identifying them early can prevent issues escalating.
Ensure all staff are aware of carers including:

Some professionals can feel unsure about how to approach carers or a caring situation sensitively. Ensure practice staff are confident in engaging with patients who are carers, including young carers, young adult carers and their families.

Develop and communicate a Carers protocol so that all staff know how to identify carers and what to do once they have identified a carer.

Download our staff facing carer poster

View an example carer protocol

Example HR carer policy

Carers Trust lol with blue underline