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Supporting carers DVD highly commended in BMA medical book awards

The RCGP Supporting Carers in General Practice DVD has been highly commended in the 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards in the digital and online resources category. Feedback was that it is a "well-produced resource which demonstrates its research background. It is professionally produced and engagingly presented and I am sure will go a long way in increasing awareness of the work of carers".

This training DVD for GPs and their practice teams enables training on supporting carers to be fitted round work and other commitments by providing an interactive resource that can be used in-house for practice training and for CPD. It gives the rationale behind increasing awareness and support for carers, whilst highlighting areas that can be commonly be improved, or changed to the benefit of both carer and practice. The DVD content is also being transferred onto the RCGP Online Learning Environment so will be available for all to access online from November 2013.

The project was overseen for the RCGP by Elizabeth Muir from Imperial College London and Chantal Simon, Nigel Sparrow and Judith Cameron. Many congratulations to Elizabeth and her colleagues. 

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