Patients: Rehabilitation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th July 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to help ensure that families are involved in the rehabilitation of patients in the NHS.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The ‘RightCare: Community Rehabilitation Toolkit’ recognises the importance of the involvement of families and carers in the rehabilitation of patients in the National Health Service. The Toolkit is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2020/03/nhs-rightcare-community-rehab-toolkit-v12.pdf

NHS England has established a Care Partner Advisory Board comprised of people with lived experience including family carers, third sector groups, the Royal College of Nursing, clinicians, nurses, and specialists. The Advisory Board will support the development of a care partner policy for implementation from 2023. This will emphasise the partnership role of families, carers and those important to the patient with staff in achieve personalised and person-centred outcomes.

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