About Us


The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring that carers are recognised as important partners in the care of patients and to promoting a carer-friendly culture.

Acknowledging carers and other family members and the important role they play in providing care helps staff to provide the best care for patients.

The Care Act 2014 introduced new duties to health and social care providers. Duties relevant to health services include:

  • Helping to prevent people developing care and support needs
  • Providing information and advice
  • Involving carers in discharge plans

The Trust has worked in partnership with Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Carers and Barnados Young Carers to develop a number of Trust commitments and a package of interventions to improve the experiences carers have whilst supporting Trust inpatients. We have also signed up to 'John's Campaign'.

Local Support and Resources

National Resources

Carers Trusthttps://www.carers.org/
The Carers Trust provides health and social care professionals with trusted information and best practice as part of their work with carers

Carers UK - http://www.carersuk.org/
Carers UK  campaign to protect and extend the rights of carers. They provide practical advice and support to carers.

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