This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create better dementia care across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. HEE is funding healthcare staff to attend this regional skills development programme that will run from September 2016 to March 2017.
Building on our successful Dementia Fellowship Programmes, initiated by Sube Banerjee, professor of dementia and associate dean of Brighton and Sussex Medical School and designed with Breda Flaherty and the leadership faculty colleagues at the Centre for Dementia Studies. Together with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust they will lead the HEE funded regional skills development programme for Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS).
The course includes four modules leading to a Next Steps networking conference. The Dementia Fellows will develop both the clinical and leadership skills to drive forward best practice, service improvements and quality of care for patients over the coming years.
Module 1 - 27th & 28th September 2016
Module 2 - 14th & 15th November 2016
Module 3 - 19th January 2017
Next Steps Conference - 28th February 2017
Module 4 - 1st March 2017
Closing date for applications is Thursday 2nd June 2016.
Participants need to attend all dates
Optional overnight accommodation will be available
Between modules participants will be expected to hold conversations and plan with the team, ways to improve dementia care locally.
Funding is available to pay for locum doctor / bank nurse for the 7 attendance days and 3 days of course work, offering 10 days backfill in total. NB Please note backfill will be paid on completion of the full course.
Application and selection process
Please complete the online application fully. Applications will be reviewed early June and successful applicants will be notified by the end of June. *Please note you will receive a confirmation ticket, this is a confirmation of your application being submitted not a guaranteed place*