Carers: Mental Health

Department of Health written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Scottish National Party, Paisley and Renfrewshire North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the rate of mental ill health of carers in the last five years.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department does not routinely collect data on the mental health status of carers. Therefore, we are unable to provide trend data on the rate of mental ill health among carers for the past five years.

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