In providing care, health staff should ask the patient two questions:
If the patient responds 'yes' to 'Are you a carer?', several support options are available:
If the patient responds 'yes' to 'Do you have a carer?', the carer should be involved in patient care:
In both cases, make sure that the carer's details are recorded in the Patient Administration Systems (PAS) and Electronic Medical Record (eMR).