Dementia UK team nominated for prestigious industry award

Dementia UK’s Practice and Professional Development Team has been nominated for a prestigious Nursing Times Workforce Award, to be announced at a ceremony in London tonight, on Thursday 4th October.

The Practice and Professional Development (PPD) team oversee the training of all of Dementia UK’s specialist dementia Admiral Nurses. They have developed the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework, making sure our nurses are at the forefront of excellence in dementia care across all of the varied sectors they work in.

Nursing Times is a key publication and to be recognised with a nomination for a Workforce Award shows the recognition that Dementia UK’s support of Admiral Nurses is receiving in the sector.

The award nomination has come about due to the innovation shown by the PPD team in introducing Community of Practices; groups of Admiral Nurses separated by geography, nonetheless working closely and collaboratively to ensure the best care for the families affected by dementia that they work with.

Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services at Dementia UK said: “I am incredibly proud of the PPD team for being nominated. They are up against the cream of the NHS and this is all due to their ambition and innovation in ensuring Admiral Nurses are leading the pack on family-centred specialist dementia care. I wish them all the very best for this evening.”


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