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Carers 'need' more training

Carers tending to a cancer sufferer perform tasks they have not been trained for and are not comfortable doing, a health charity found. MacMillan Cancer Support discovered 240,000 carers wanted more training to adequately care for a loved one.

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'Knock on effect' on patient when carer is isolated

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.

Mr Devane was speaking to Daybreak after research by Macmillan Cancer Support exposed the extent to which carers have little to no training in medical tasks.

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