There are 6.5 million VERY IMPORTANT UNPAID CARER voices in the UK which are being continually ignored even though they save the public purse £119b annually if not more. I emailed to NHS England to inform them their Five Year Forward Review was lacking in the support of unpaid Carers especially as they have produced a 'Commitment to Crers' document. We are constantly being told there will be an increase of dementia with the increase of the aging population...well then....it is LOGICAL there will also be an increase of unpaid Carers taking the huge responsibility of carer but with very MINIMAL voice and partnership with regards to the health and wellbeing of the person with the condition...let alone any support for the health and wellbeing of the unpaid Carer. Lots of rhetoric...over and over again....but no real financial commitment.
I am extremely interested in patient involvement and am as a patient beginning to get involved including going to the Nhs listening event 26th November in London I feel privileged to be able to participate I am also undergoing training for experts by experience thank you for the post