Our new Competency Framework

We’re proud that our nurses provide consistent care across the UK and across the different care settings they work in. Admiral Nurses work within an agreed framework which ensures families living with dementia get the same high level of care, wherever they may be. We’ve recently worked with the Association of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester to update the Competency Framework, which is being launched today. 

Hilda HayoI’m thrilled to introduce the updated Competency Framework for Dementia UK Admiral Nurses. 

Admiral Nurses are highly skilled registered nurses who have specialised in dementia care. We’re proud of their unique background, specialism and experience, and this framework allows us to make sure that their skills, knowledge and abilities are consistent and evidence-based. It will also help the nurses articulate their expertise and achievements throughout their personal development, so that they have a structure to work by and benchmark the high standards of work that they engage in. 

We are also so pleased that we worked with the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester on refreshing our Competency Framework as our ethoses are so closely aligned.

Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and Chief Executive Officer, Dementia UK