Devolution & Dementia

On a historic day for health & social care, Greater Manchester combined authority has become the first in England to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget. With the worst life expectancy in the country, many believe this deal will improve health and social care across the North West.

As part of Greater Manchester Devolution, Salford Royal is leading Dementia United, a Greater Manchester wide dementia transformation programme. Dementia United aims to make Greater Manchester the best place ...

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Virtual reality for Salford residents living with Dementia

People with dementia test-drive virtual reality rehabilitation system used by injured soldiers to help their condition, featured in the Independent.

NHS Salford CCG has funded a 12-month pilot for local brain and spine injury centre, BASIC, to launch Virtual Adventures. The pilot is focusing on 30 Salford residents living with mild/moderate dementia, with the aim being to help them both physically and mentally, and the long-term goal of proving whether people living with the ...

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George McNamara

Dementia United Q&A: George McNamara

George McNamara is back to answer your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.

To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to ...

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Q&A panel Dementia United

Dementia United Q&A: Maxine Power

Answering your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.
To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions.

Returning for ...

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Dementia United

February locality update

Dementia United continues to develop conversation across Greater Manchester, bring together the Dementia Leads from across the ten localities.

Devolution in Greater Manchester is giving us the power to take charge of health and wellbeing in our communities. Within this, Dementia United is connecting the 10 metropolitan boroughs (localities) of Greater Manchester to make the region the best place in the world for dementia care.

The latest locality meeting was on the 18th February, at Trafford Town Hall. At this meeting Dementia ...

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Shop Talk with Kevin Mullins, NHS England

In our attempts to continue sharing the good work of Dementia United, we hosted esteemed colleagues from the Department of Health and NHS England on a visit to Greater Manchester.

As well as exploring the dimensions of Dementia United, guests were invited to see the innovative dementia facilities at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

We caught up with Kevin Mullins, Head of Mental Health NHS England, following his first visit to Dementia United.

“It’s been a very interesting day. I was hoping ...

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Panel at Dementia United launch

Dementia United Q&A: Alistair Burns

Answering your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.

To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions. (Pictured above: ...

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Maxine Power Dementia United launch

Dementia United Q&A: Maxine Power

Answering your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.

To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions.

Over the following ...

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NHS England & the Department of Health visit DU

Sharing Dementia United’s work so far 

Members from NHS England and the Department of Health visited Manchester recently to find out more about what’s been happening to transform the care for people with dementia in Greater Manchester.

As well as meeting with Prof Maxine Power, Dementia United lead, and Anthony Hassall, Chief Accountable Officer of Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, the visitors met with staff at Salford Royal to learn about the facilities for people with dementia when they come into hospital and the improvements the ...

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George McNamara

Dementia United Q&A: George McNamara

Answering your questions about Dementia United.

A ‘soft launch’ of the Dementia United transformation programme took place on 13 November 2015 at Haelo Hosts ’15 conference. We were joined at the event by a wide range of stakeholders and many had questions for the speakers at the event that we didn’t have time to answer on the day.

To make sure we keep you in the loop, we’ve rallied a host of professionals leading the development to answer your questions.

Over the following ...

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