When a carer is not supported it has a "knock on effect" on the patient, warned the chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Ciarán Devane wanted to see the duty placed on local authorities to identify carers in the care bill extended to the NHS as well.
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Speaking as a Scot - not the ITN Scotland Correspondent - I am feeling a great anxiety about what lies ahead.
For many of us it has felt more like late summer than earlier autumn. But expect some misty, low cloud hit eastern counties tonight.
ITV Border's Political Editor Peter MacMahon on whether or not Scots have decided to end more than three centuries of history.