Your Rights as a Family Carer – New CQC Leaflet

Carers play an important role in working with care providers and can often provide expert knowledge about the needs and behaviour of their loved one. Carers also have certain rights that are set out in the NHS Constitution.

However, we know that in too many situations hospitals are not providing adequate family or carer support. The CQC’s review of care between hospitals and care homes for people with dementia found that 61% of inspected hospitals did not adequately involve patients or their families in care decisions.

This project is part of the CQC’s commitment to gather feedback from people about their experiences of care. Visit the CQC’s website to find out how you can have your say on the subject of carers’ rights.