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Hospice Leaders Briefing
July 2019

The Hospice UK 2019 Awards are now open! 

Your chance to reward innovation and exemplar projects.

Hospice UK awards celebrate the innovative work and people in hospices and palliative care organisations across the UK. We look for stand out projects that will inspire other hospices and palliative care organisations, and show the world why they are such innovative organisations. There are ten categories in total, including:

Innovation in Dementia Care at Home 

Nominate now.

Explore all categories.

The closing date for entries and nominations is 13 September.

Nominate Now

National Dementia Care Awards 2019

Nominate the very best people working in dementia. Entries close Friday 26 July 2019.

The award ceremony, promoted by, now in its tenth year, takes place at Doncaster Racecourse 7 November 2019. Prior to the final ceremony, a judging day will be held at London Hilton Metropole on Friday 11 October 2019 (all finalists must attend). The awards are completely free to enter and have multiple categories including:

Best Dementia Nurse Specialist / Dementia Lead
This award will be made to an outstanding Dementia Nurse Specialist or Dementia Lead who has demonstrated an expert level of skill, knowledge, management and leadership.

Best Dementia Care Manager
An award made to an outstanding dementia manager (or deputy) who has shown exceptional leadership, caring, training and management skills for the benefit of service users and staff.

Best Dementia Training Initiative
An award which recognises the vital role of effective training in dementia care, for an individual or organisation that can demonstrate the value and impact of a training initiative which they have successfully implemented.

Enter and see all categories

Take a look at the 2018 finalists and winners

July 2019 Dementia Community of Practice Update

Save the Date

Dementia Community of Practice day on 17 October 2019. (Please note this date has been updated since the mailing on 11 July 2019).

The day will include update sessions on current practice, opportunity to network and as a community to form the programme for the launch of regional ECHO networks. Please keep the day free to join us. More details to follow.

Call for future content

Dear Colleagues

Anita Hayes, Head of Learning and Workforce and Clinical Administrator, Stuart Duncan will now support your queries and contributions (please prioritise Stuart Duncan's contact for queries but do feel free to copy in Anita). We look forward to the continued, vital contribution to this community of practice. Thank you.
Articles and resources

Reflections on a clinical academic PhD

By Dementia UK’s Consultant Admiral Nurse, Emily Oliver (first published on Nursing Times website).

Thinking of studying for a PhD? Take a look at some reflections on the benefits and advantages:

"The clinical academic PhD has not only taught me how to conduct a research project but has developed my skills in networking, leadership, theory development, writing for publication, health policy, public speaking and data analysis."

Read more on Dementia UK's website.

Upcoming Events

National Conference - we're open for bookings

We are open for bookings.

Join us in Liverpool from 20 to 22 November for this important event, with a bold and dynamic programme focused on the themes of evolution and revolution.

The conference brings together everyone involved in leading hospice, palliative and end of life care for adults, children and young people.

We are also running some special new workshops this year focused on the theme of revolution. Visit our website for more information on these and the conference.

Improving end of life care for people with dementia

This CPD conference takes place  Friday 13 September 2019 at the De Vere West One Conference Centre, London.

The conference will give you an opportunity to hear national updates and practical guidance and advice from expert speakers. Karen Harrison-Dening, Head of Research & Evaluation, Dementia UK gives an update on the NICE Quality Standard for Dementia and implications for end of life care. Zena Aldridge, Admiral Nurse Research Fellow - Dementia UK & PhD Student, De Montfort University - will speak on the benefits of an Admiral Nursing case management approach for families living with dementia at end of life. 

Full speaker line-up and programme.

Book your place.

Email for queries.

Transforming dementia services, care and support conference

This Government Events conference takes place on the 26 of September 2019 in Central Manchester.

There are an estimated 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia.  This figure is set to double over the next 30 years, posing a serious challenge to the NHS and the social care system. Successive governments have aimed to tackle the problem. This event engages with the final stage of the Challenge on Dementia 2020, launched in 2015 by David Cameron.

Keynote speakers include Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England.

Secure your place.

View the full agenda.

Contact Kate May for further information.

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We aim to keep this newsletter up-to-date and relevant to what is going on in the world of Dementia. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the newsletter, would like to contribute to it, or know a colleague who would like to receive it, please email Stuart Duncan. Thank you.

We look forward to your feedback.
If you would like to include anything in the monthly Dementia newsletter,  please email Stuart Duncan  and copy Anita Hayes. Thank you.
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