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  • A carer should be respected and recognised as a person with their own needs, as a carer and as someone with special knowledge of the person they care for.
  • Carers should be recognised for their efforts and the contribution they make to the community because of their care role. Both carers and the people they care for should always have their views and needs considered. 
  • Carers can only access someone else’s medical records if they are their authorised representative.
  • It’s important to support care relationships, for the health and wellbeing of both the carer and the person being cared for.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015