University of the West of Scotland (UWS) recently co-hosted with the Scottish Government and Alzheimer Scotland a national conference which focused on Scotland’s Dementia Strategy.
The conference, which was held on 18 November at the City Hotel in Glasgow, was a follow-up event to reflect on the progress, after the launch in September 2014, of the Scottish Government’s Commitment 11/Quality and Excellence in Specialist Dementia Care programme.
The event saw addresses from Professor Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government; Professor Graham Jackson, Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia Care, University of the West of Scotland; Vicky Thompson, Professional Advisor, Chief Nursing Officer Directorate, Scottish Government; June Wylie, Head of Implementation, Healthcare Improvement Scotland; Jacqui Macrae, Head of Quality of Care, Healthcare Improvement Scotland; Henry Simmons, Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland; and Hugh Masters, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government.
Commenting on the event Professor Debbie Tolson, who Director of Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Dementia Policy and Practice, a joint partnership between University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have co-hosted this hugely important national event. This conference, which was extremely well received, highlights the way in which UWS is working in close partnership with the Scottish Government and Alzheimer Scotland to realise the aspirations set out in Scotland Dementia Strategy. It was fantastic to see so many colleagues from the School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery contributing to this agenda through the dementia research and innovation they are involved in.”