Derbyshire Healthcare has played host to a national dementia conference today (17 September 2014) attended by dementia specialists including Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director of Dementia at NHS England.
The conference, entitled ‘Changing Attitudes, Improving Care’, has taken place at our Centre for Research and Development in Derby and been organised by Dr Simon Thacker (pictured far left), Derbyshire Healthcare’s Lead Clinician in Liaison Psychiatry. It has been attended by over 100 health professionals from across the country.
Professor Alistair Burns (pictured second from left) is providing a national perspective on dementia care.
There will then follow presentations by Professor George Tadros (third from left), a consultant in old age liaison psychiatry at Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Services Trust; Rachel Thompson (fourth from left), Dementia Lead at the Royal College of Nursing; Simon Kitchen (fifth from left), Executive Lead, Dementia Action Alliance; and Dr Louise Allan (right), Consultant in Older People's Medicine at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor Alistair Burns said: “I am very grateful to Derbyshire Healthcare for holding this national event, looking at improving the care of people with dementia in general hospitals. It’s great to see the Trust’s leadership taking such an interest in this very important subject.”
Public Q&A sessions on dementia
The Trust will be holding a public Q&A session about dementia tomorrow (18 September) from 6pm to 8pm at Dovedale Day Hospital, London Road, Derby DE1 2XX. Anyone wishing to find out more about this session should call Rachel Chambers on 01332 866980.
Further public Q&A sessions will take place in October and November – view the dementia Q&A page for more details.