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The Dementia network comprises of commissioners, providers, patients, carers and members of the public which sets the priorities and areas of work to develop and improve services for people with dementia in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria.

It is led by senior clinicians, supported by the strategic network team, and is overseen by the Dementia Steering Group made up of commissioners, service providers, patients, carers and members of the public.

Click here for the Dementia Structure Map

What we do

The clinical leads and Strategic Network Team are responsible for delivering projects which focus on Improving quality of life for people with Dementia including:

  • Promote Dementia Friendly Communities
  • Develop care home staff and visiting health and social care staff to enable optimum care for people with dementia
  • Develop access to timely and accurate diagnosis for people with dementia
  • Develop pathways to improve crisis management of people with dementia to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions including the management of delirium
  • Improve access to services for prisoners with dementia
  • Increase the use of non-pharmacological treatment interventions for people with dementia

How we do it

Partnership working is essential in achieving our objectives and we work closely with the national Dementia Clinical Director and the voluntary sector in delivering our programmes and projects. The views of patients and carers are especially important and are represented through number of channels: Our Patients, Carers and Public (PCP) Engagement Advisory Group, PCP Network and by being involved in our Steering Groups. Please refer to our PCP Engagement Strategy for further details on how we involving and consulting our patients, carers and members of the public.