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, Bi-borough Executive Director of ASC and Health

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

Key Aims for 2018/19

  • 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

Information for commissioners about dementia services (SCIE)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has compiled a list of guidance and information from NHS England and NICE to support commissioners in providing local dementia services.[...]

After a diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services

Information setting out what people living with dementia and their carers should expect from health and care services following a diagnosis has been published on GOV.UK. It includes information about: • What[...]

Extending people's legal rights to personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

On Friday 6 April, The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England launched a joint consultation on extending the legal rights to have a personal health budget or[...]

Future meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - April 2019
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - July 2019
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - October 2019
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - January 2020
London Councils, London

Past meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Digital Event - Dementia
Greater London Authority, London

Eventbrite - Delivering a difference in Dementia - Exploring Digital Solutions


Building on the success of our inaugural digital event in July 2018, we are looking to start a dialogue between London healthtech and digital SMEs and providers of social care in London. The ultimate aim is to explore new ways of looking after people with long-term conditions more efficiently, effectively and conveniently in their place of residence.



Who should attend

Members of the following networks:

  • Commissioning Leads
  • Dementia Commissioning Leads
  • Information Systems and Business Solutions (formerly IMG)

As part of the workshop, there is an opportunity to have pre-arranged 1:1 session(s) with SME companies to engage on wicked issues relating to Dementia. We will contact you in due course with more information on this.


Will be available to purchase on site


10:00 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome & Introduction Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA & Stuart Rowbotham, Director Adult Social Care and Health, LB Bexley

10:45 – 11:00 What’s the need? Martha’s story case study, Tristan Brice, Programme Manager, LondonADASS Improvement Programme

11:00 – 11:45 The Challenge: London Social Care Commissioner, Speaker TBC
Meeting the Challenge; using technology: Nursing home Provider, Dr
Claire Royston, Group Medical Director, Four Seasons Health Care

11:45 – 12:30 Smarter London Together, Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Medical Director for Primary Care and Digital Transformation (London Region), NHS England

Panel Discussion
Simon Hooper, Director, RemindMeCare
Jim Clifford OBE, Partner & Director, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Linda O’Sullivan, Head of Region London & South East, Alzheimer’s Society

12:30 – 13:00 Q&A

13:30 – 15:00 15 min 1:1 sessions with speakers & social care commissioners

15:00 Close

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - January 2019
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - October 2018
London Councils, London

Rescheduled from 4th October 2018

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - August 2018
London Councils, London

Please note this meeting has been moved from 28th June 2018

01/05/2018 - 03/05/2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - May 2018
London Councils, London
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dementia Awareness 2018
The Grand Connaught Rooms, London

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The inaugural LondonADASS Dementia Awareness Event set out to tackle:

  • Increasing awareness of dementia across generations
  • Increasing awareness of dementia within care homes
  • Issues stemming from Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC)
  • How to meet the training needs of the social care workforce; and
  • Increasing awareness amongst the general population
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - February 2018
London Councils, London
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dementia Commissioners Network - November 2017
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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