Dementia Commissioners Network

Bernie Flaherty

Bernie Flaherty

Nerida Burnie

Nerida Burnie

Co-chair: Dr Nerida Burnie, GP and Dementia Champion for Kingston CCG

Co-chair: Bernie Flaherty, DASS, LB Harrow

Membership: This network is open to dementia leads in Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England (London region)

Key Aims for 2017/18

  • Evaluate Memory Service Provision across London
  • Explore approaches to post diagnostic support services
  • Explore use of NICE guidance within commissioning cycles
  • Promote Dementia Action Alliances
  • Share best practice and provide real life examples of innovative dementia commissioning where services have been redesigned.
  • Support a pathway approach to commissioning across both health and social care.


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Recent News

Better home care for older people - NICE quick guides

In collaboration with The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), NICE have developed Quick guides on two Social care topics - Home care, and Oral health in care homes. These summarise[...]

Dementia awareness raising in schools

Resources to help to raise awareness of dementia in schools Primary Schools: assemblies, 3 x lessons plans for KS1 and KS2 and ‘theme’ day ideas - Secondary Schools and colleges: assemblies,[...]

The Stay Well This Winter campaign

Future meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - February 2018
London Councils, London

Past meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - November 2017
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - August 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - May 2017
15/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
All Day
Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week is supported by the Alzheimer’s Society. The Alzheimer’s Society is a UK charity which provides support and research for those affected by dementia.

In the UK, there are about 800,000 people with dementia; it is estimated that around 400,000 people have dementia but do not know it. By raising awareness about this condition, it is hoped that more people will be diagnosed earlier, giving more time for them to come to terms with future symptoms.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - February 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - November 2016
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - August 2016

Focused on:

9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Meeting Centre Support Programme

Meeting centres Pioneer workshop presentation

10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The value of engaging people in service change - Healthwatch England event


9:45 am - 1:00 pm
London Market Development Forum: Promoting personalisation and enabling market diversity

Slides from the event

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - April 2015

Focused on:

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Paving the way in dementia diagnosis: Lessons learnt for future planning

Slides from the event


  • No surveys relating to dementia


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