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New Clause 19 — Promoting health of carers

Part of Care Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 10th March 2014.

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‘(1) In exercising their functions health bodies shall—

(a) promote and safeguard the health and well-being of carers;

(b) ensure that effective procedures exist to identify patients who are or are about to become carers;

(c) ensure that appropriate systems exist to ensure that carers receive appropriate information and advice; and

(d) ensure that systems are in place to ensure that the relevant general medical services are rendered to their patients who are carers.’.—(Liz Kendall.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 212, Noes 269.