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Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

Posted on October 13th 2020
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Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help local councils become ‘dementia friendly’.

Ian Sherriff BEM, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia in the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Health, travelled to Number 10 with fellow Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, journalist, and TV presenter Angela Rippon.

Ian, a leading figure in dementia policy and research nationally and internationally, discussed his work to make life easier for people with the condition, including a recent project with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

Earlier this year, Ian and N.A.L.C  surveyed all 10,000 local (parish and town) councils to find out what...

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October 2020 Newsletter

Posted on October 8th 2020
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October 2020 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new collaborative research programme in Children's Health and Maternity and our third, and largest, cohort of Health Service Modelling Associates is out now!

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Mental Health Facility at Torbay Hospital begins construction

Posted on October 6th 2020
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(L-R) Melanie Walker, Chief Executive of Devon Partnership NHS Trust; Doug Lloyd from Kier and Andy Willis, Chair of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility, supported by research undertaken as part of our Health Services Modelling Associates Programme (HSMA), has begun at Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s (DPT) Torbay Hospital.

The scheme, which will reduce the need for patients to travel outside of Devon for treatment, will create a unit on two floors providing a ward with 16 en-suite bedrooms, treatment and therapy rooms and offices.

The HSMA programme is an annual scheme that helps health service employees across the South West to use data modelling to tackle a work-based research project to solve a specific issue or...

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