Dementia end of life care: Community of Practice (CoP)
This CoP provides a highly interactive forum for practitioners working in either the fields of dementia or palliative and end of life care to share knowledge and skills, and learn from each other.
This Community of Practice is a joint venture between Dementia UK and Hospice UK and seeks to bring together practitioners and clinical leaders keen to build their skills, knowledge and confidence in providing high quality palliative and end of life care for people and their families affected by dementia.
Community of Practice Meetings
The meetings are facilitated by Dr Karen Harrison-Dening, Director of Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK and Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research and Clinical Innovation, Hospice UK. At each event we work with the Community of Practice to agree the theme for the next meeting and invite an excellent range of speakers; both experts in the field as well as colleagues from the CoP sharing their knowledge and expertise.
Summaries of previous events together with copies of the presentations are now available to download.
Wednesday 4th July we will be launching our first ever Dementia Community of Practice ECHO knowledge network. You can find out general information about Project ECHO here . As our community grows and grows we want to open it up in more accessible ways for all of you around the country. More information will be coming to you in the next month about the Dementia ECHO, what the aims are and how you can join in – so watch this space!
Wednesday 5th December we will be holding our annual face to face event at St Christopher’s Hospice in London. We will be planning the timetable with you – focussing on key speakers, discussion and you sharing your own work with us.
If you are interested in joining the group, please register for the Community of Practice. In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations, you must register at the above link in order to allow us to communicate with you.
The Community of Practice meets twice a year and has a monthly newsletter which is sent out the third week of each month. The newsletter features event announcements, relevant articles and resources, calls for research and participation and updates on what is going on in the world of Dementia. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please email us by the fifteenth of the month.
If you would like to have a look at the kind of content you can expect, you can view our previous newsletters below.