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Course description:

The carers course is designed as an introduction to the subject and is split into three

  • Carer perspective – This module looks at what it means to be a carer, the difference
    between family carers and paid carers, how many people in the UK are carers and the
    impact caring has on them.
  • Legal and policy perspective – This module considers why carers should be involved in
    commissioning decisions and covers the related legislation.
  • Carer involvement and participation -This module looks at evidence of good practice, roles
    and responsibilities and different types of carer organisations.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at new and existing Patient and Public Voice Partners who are sitting on
NHS England boards and advisory groups and NHS England employees who work with

Learners will be expected to complete evaluation feedback after working through the course.

Type of learning: e-learning course

Duration: 30 mins

How to apply: To register, please contact the Business Support Team for NHS England Patient
and Public Participation on

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