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Leadership in Transforming Dementia Care for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
University of Bradford, eLfH, NHS

This session will introduce you to the key policy drivers and evidence base that inform high quality, compassionate, person-centred care practices. It will help you to understand how you can use leadership skills to work collaboratively with your colleagues to implement evidence-based practice and maintain a high level of care quality.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the key drivers and sources of evidence that influence dementia care
  • Promote the use of evidence in planning and delivering care
  • Describe the importance of key leadership skills for ensuring quality, improving services and providing staff training and support
  • Describe the importance of collaborative working and equality and diversity when working with different agencies and individuals


In this session, we will reflect on the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers and the key drivers and evidence base which can inform these roles.

This session has been mapped to the Dementia Training Standards Framework and is designed to support the Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Statements.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you may wish to complete:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Living with Dementia/Dementia Awareness (407-0030)
Instructors / Speakers
Lindsey Collins,
Senior Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant and Trainer, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

Lindsey is a Senior Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant and Trainer within the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. Her role involves developing and delivering face-to-face and cascade training to health and social care organisations throughout the UK and internationally. Lindsey leads the delivery of training in Dementia Care Mapping for Realising Person Centred Care; Dementia Care Mapping for Leading Practice Change; and the Short Observational Framework for Inspection, which is used by health and social care inspectors internationally.

Her areas of special interest include promoting effective and meaningful person-centred communication and supporting people living with dementia who experience complex eating and drinking difficulties, particularly at the end of life. Lindsey is an Alzheimer's Society Clinical Training Fellow conducting a PhD to explore the eating and drinking experiences of people living with dementia and swallowing difficulties in care homes. She completed her MSc in Dementia Studies in 2012 and joined the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford in October 2013.

A registered speech and language therapist she has worked in a variety of settings, including acute hospitals, mental health hospitals, care homes, day centres and in people's own homes. She has been responsible for developing and embedding specialist speech and language therapy services within several NHS Mental Health Trusts in England. Since 2006, Lindsey has specialised in dementia care practice. Lindsey maintains strong links with the field of speech and language therapy to maintain her clinical knowledge and skills. She is regularly invited to give keynote lectures.

Leadership in Transforming Dementia Care for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care, Geriatric Health (Aged Care and Continence ), Leading and managing
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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