On Wednesday 7 May NHS England published its commitment to carers to give them the recognition and support they need to provide invaluable care for loved ones.
With 1.4 million people providing 50 or more carer hours a week for a partner, friend or family member, they make a significant contribution to society and the NHS.
There are 37 commitments spread across eight key priorities which include raising the profile of carers, education and training, person-centred coordinated care and primary care.
It has been developed in partnership with carers, patients, partner organisations and care professionals over the past few months.
However this is only the beginning; NHS England will continue to work with and listen to carers, patients, partner organisations and care professionals to refine the commitments and ultimately improve the quality of life of carers.
Read more about our commitment here – NHS England’s Commitment to Carers
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens launched the Commitment to Carers on the day at the Carers UK State of Caring Conference in London.
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45