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Informal carers: the role of general practitioners and district nurses

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.

Additional Titles
British Journal of General Practice
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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0960-1643
Resource Database
Hmic
Publication Year
2001
Edition
469
Volume Number
51
Start Page
655-57
Language
English