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All Nurses Need To Be Trained In Dementia Care, UK

Alzheimer’s Society is today calling for all nursing staff to receive mandatory training in dementia care as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) close their consultation.

Alzheimer’s Society has made recommendations on how dementia should be included in NMC standards.

‘People with dementia occupy up to a quarter of hospital beds at any one time yet many are receiving inappropriate care and leaving hospital far worse than when they arrived. Nurses regularly tell us they’re not receiving enough training in dementia. This needs to end. The NMC must recommend that all student nurses receive training that equips them to provide the best dementia care possible. The draft standards can also be strengthened to help ensure that dementia training is in all university curriculums.’

Andrew Chidgey
Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Alzheimer’s Society

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