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8th National Memory Services Forum

11 October 2017 | Birmingham

The 8th National Memory Services Forum was held in Birmingham on 11 October 2017.

Thank you to all the speakers and delegates who attended!

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The forum was chaired by Professor Martin Orrell, Director of the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham and Chair of the MSNAP Accreditation Committee.

The programme from the day can be found here.

Presentations given at the forum are below:

- Learning Disability and Dementia

Sarah Ormston, Specialist Health Advisor and Dementia Project Manager, Nicola Payne, Dementia Project Officer and Rosie Joustra, Expert by Experience and Self Advocate, MacIntyre

- My Dementia Journey

Lorraine Brown, Expert by Experience

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- DEEP: Connecting Dementia Voices and Putting People with Dementia in Control

Rachael Litherland, Innovations in Dementia

- Young Onset Dementia: Challenges in Care and Service Provision

Dr Janet Carter, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, UCL and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, North East London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Jo Rodda, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

- Streaming Memory Services: Leaning from the London Dementia Clinical Network

Dr Jeremy Isaacs, Consultant Neurologist & Dementia Clinical Lead, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Laura Cook, Quality Improvement Manager, Dementia Clinical Network, NHS England

Full Guidance Document - Streamlining Memory Service Pathways

- National Update

Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England

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- The Greenwich Memory Service Black and Minority Ethnic Engagement Project

Jasmine Martinez, Assistant Clinical Psychologist & Dr Darshi Kumareswaran, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Workshops from the forum are below:

- Living with MCI – 2 Session Workshops for People Living with MCI and their Family

Reinhard Guss, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Kent & Medway NHS Partnership Trust

- Developing Interventions for People with MCI

Karen Wood, Occupational Therapist & Rhian Russell-Owen, Memory Clinic Manager, Gwynedd and Anglesey Memory Clinic

- Communicating a Diagnosis of Dementia

Dr Sandeep Rao, Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Persons & Catherine Brady, Psychiatric Nurse, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Slides unavailable

- Communication in Dementia Training for Family Carers

Dr Arun Jha, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist & Katherine Grainge, Senior Occupational Therapist, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


If you have any questions about the forum, please contact the team who will be happy to help.

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