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Winner of the Dementia Friendly Awards revealed!

Author: Nathan | Posted: 9th December 2016 | Category: General News, New Services, Uncategorized


NHS England’s Dementia Friendly Dentistry programme has been recognised for its “remarkable” efforts to make life better for people with dementia at Alzheimer’s Society’s 2016 Dementia Friendly Awards.

The awards celebrate organisations, communities and individuals making outstanding contributions towards improving the lives and experiences of people with dementia.

This year there were nine award categories, including four brand new awards. The Dementia Friendly Dentistry program has won the Dementia Friendly Partnership of the Year accolade for their efforts to make life better for people with dementia.

The NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside) Dementia Friendly Dentistry Programme brought together colleagues in dental care, Public Health England and Health Education to produce the ‘Dementia Friendly Dentistry’ toolkit, which was published in May.

The toolkit provides guidance on understanding dementia, adapting the environment, clinical care, and understanding capacity and managing consent. The toolkit has now been distributed to all 360 NHS dental practices across Cheshire and Merseyside.

The award was sponsored by East of England Co-op and was presented in a ceremony that took place in Westminster, on Wednesday 30 November and was hosted by Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Angela Rippon.

Jean Rogers, Senior Commissioning Manger at NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside) Dementia Friendly Dentistry Programme and Lesley Gough, Clinical Adviser, collected the award.

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