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Weekly News *Carers Staff Network special edition*

6 June 2022

To celebrate Carers Week 2022 our Carers Staff Network have put together a special edition of weekly news. 

This week’s edition includes news, lived experiences, support links and much more.   

Caring Vs Caring — Victoria’s story 

“It’s a funny thing being a parent-carer and also working in a role trying to support others with their mental health and wellbeing. I have a nine year old son with autism, anxiety, sensory processing difficulties and his needs are really complex, to the point that even the NHS can’t seem to agree on a diagnosis.” 

Information for carers who are working for the Trust 

What do we mean by ‘Carer’? A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care need. 

Patient Experience and Carers’ information 

In March 2022 Carers UK welcomed an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which was passed in the Commons having been brought forward by the Government. This places a new duty on NHS hospital trusts in England to ensure that unpaid carers are involved as soon as feasible when plans for the patient’s discharge are being made. 


Do you have any news or know of a story that you would like to go in the Weekly News? If so, let us know about it. It is your newsletter and it is important to us that the content is something you are interested in reading. Send your news or ideas about what you’d like to see more of to weekly.news@mbht.nhs.uk.  

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