What carers want to know about

What patients want to know about

Medical condition

What is happening; next stages; chances of improvement. Is patient progressing?

Test results. Future outlook

Signs to look out for in case of relapse

Patient's limitations

Diet, exercise, medication Side effects of medication

Services, aids, adaptations Services, aids, adaptations

Welfare benefits

Professional support: names, addresses and telephone numbers, clarification of roles

Psychosocial aspects, including impact on carers' lives and how to treat a newly disabled person

Information on support organisations