Dr Siobhan Reilly and Dr Faraz Ahmed from the Neighbourhoods & Dementia Work Programme 5 at Lancaster presented preliminary findings on their organisational survey of dementia training in acute hospitals across England at the Alzheimer’s Europe Conference in Berlin (2-4 October 2017). This was also a great opportunity to build on developing an international profile and presence of their study. The next stage involves surveying staff members at 24 acute NHS hospitals in the New Year. The research team wish to thank Garstang Memory Café for their involvement through consultation, to help develop the staff survey tool. Please contact Faraz Ahmed (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
The Neighbourhoods & Dementia team at Lancaster was invited to promote two of their projects at the 2017 Town and Gown event on 7 September in Lancaster Town Hall.
Our current key activities include:
- Literature review of hospital studies and outcome measures for staff knowledge, confidence and satisfaction in caring for and interacting with patients living with dementia
- Surveying approximately 193 acute NHS hospitals in England (survey invitation sent on 17th January, 2017) ‘Save the Date’ flyer
- Designing the ‘Staff’ survey, which will be conducted in 24 hospitals across five different hospital staff categories.