Admiral Nurse clinics

Admiral Nurse clinic appointments give families the opportunity to seek specialist advice, support and clinical guidance about dementia, in confidence. The Admiral Nurses have the skills, knowledge and experience to talk about:

  • understanding the diagnosis and advice on next steps
  • practical tips and advice for caring for a loved one with dementia
  • feelings of loss and grief
  • exploring work/life balance when caring for someone
  • advice on complex issues, such as dealing with false beliefs, distressed behaviour, and family
    conflict
  • managing changes in personality and behaviour
  • exploring strategies to improve the carer’s mental and physical wellbeing
  • signposting to further services
  • guidance with finance, legal and benefits matters
  • planning for the future and decision making
  • transition into nursing or residential home
  • hospital/care home concerns
  • supporting the carer in identifying risk and keeping the person with dementia safe

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are as many different circumstances as there are families facing dementia. Admiral Nurses take the time to truly listen to a family’s situation, and suggest methods to deal with symptoms and coping strategies for the challenges dementia can bring.

Who can access this service?

If you’re a carer or family member supporting someone who is living with dementia and you’re registered with the participating practices in your area, you can call or email your local clinic.

Chesterfield clinic
  • Email: derbyanclinic@dementiauk.org
  • Phone number: 01246 956599
  • available to carers registered at Calow and Brimington Practice, Chatsworth Road Medical Centre, Chesterfield Medical Partnership, Dronfield Medical Practice, Inspire Health, Newbold Surgery, Oakhill Medical Practice, Royal Primary Care, Stubley Medical Centre, The Brimington Surgery, The Surgery at Wheatbridge, Whittington Moor Surgery
East Sussex clinic
  • Email: sussexanclinic@dementiauk.org
  • Phone number: 01323 407837
  • available to carers registered with: Victoria Medical Centre, Eastbourne, Eastbourne Station Health Centre, Manor Park Surgery, Polegate, Downlands Medical Centre, Polegate
Edinburgh clinic
  • Email: scotlandanclinic@dementiauk.org
  • Phone number: 01315 72611
  • available to carers registered with The Pentlands Medical Centre, Cramond Medical Practice, Parkgrove Medical Centre, Stockbridge Green practice, Dr Twiddy, Thyne and Partners, Bangholm Medical Centre
Nottingham clinic
  • Email: nottinghamanclinic@dementiauk.org
  • Phone number: 0115 666 8960
  • available to carers registered at Wollaton Park, Deer Park, Grange Farm, Derby Road, Rivergreen, Clifton medical practice, John Ryle, The Meadows, Bridgeway
Book a virtual appointment

If you’re not registered with an eligible GP Practice, but you have any questions or concerns about dementia, you can speak with one of Dementia UK’s nurses on the free Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline or book a virtual appointment here.

You can find out more information on each clinic using our Find an Admiral Nurse tool, simply type in your location and select a service to for further details and referral criteria.

Appointments can take place over the telephone, via a video link or in person at the relevant surgery (depending on restrictions).

Call 0800 888 6678 or email helpline@dementiauk.org. The Helpline is open seven days a week, Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and at weekends 9am-5pm.

When is the Admiral Nurse service available?

Clinic appointments will typically be available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. However, it may be possible to book an appointment outside of these core hours to meet the needs of family carers.

I just wanted to offer a heartfelt thanks for today’s appointment. I am so grateful for the advice and kind words. The nurse provided clarity on a topic which has consumed me and left me puzzled for so long, and I truly can see my whole family’s day to day life improving upon the strength and guidance she has provided. This may all sound rather dramatic, but words can’t express the struggle it has been so far, and today it felt like there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

– Clinic attendee

Feedback and confidentiality

By engaging with the service you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and privacy notice, both of which can be found here. If you have any difficulty accessing these, you must tell us before your appointment.

If you have any feedback you would like to make following your appointment, or about this service please email us at clinicsfeedback@dementiauk.org.