NHS England and NHS Improvement
NHS England and NHS Improvement leads the NHS in England. We set the priorities and the direction of the NHS and encourage and inform national debate to improve health and care. We want everyone to have greater control of their health and well-being and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.
System Led Support for Carers Award
There are around 5.5 million unpaid Carers in England, with around 1.4 million providing in excess of 50 hours of care to a family member or friend. It is estimated that this represents a value of £132 billion per year to health and care systems. We know that Carers often experience poorer health than their nonCarer peers and NHS England is committed to addressing this inequality in health outcomes. This award represents an opportunity for teams to demonstrate new ways of working, using integrated care models that engage health, social care, the voluntary sector, community groups and most importantly Carers themselves to deliver improved outcomes and experiences of care for this group.