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Dementia Leadership Award (LEAD)

LEAD... Leading through evidenced actions in dementia.... a 5 month training course designed for managers and leaders

Below is a sample menu of the course content which is aligned to the skills for care leading framework: "Developing Skills: Leadership & ManagementOpens new window" and the NHS Leadership AcademyOpens new window

D LA progress

Workshop 1 The Grey matters, Leadership models, styles and cultural influences on practice

Workshop 2 The medical aspects of dementia and research, Using PCC approaches in assessment techniques

Workshop 3 Productive management using the PDSA cycle, Discovery Interviewing and managing the emotional burden of care on staff.

Workshop 4 Presentation of action plans

Workshop 5 Meet the commissioners, hear about latest dementia care and support initiatives, plans for the future and receive awards.

We are continually looking for ways to improve our training and education in dementia for the county and recognise that the Dementia Leaders need to be in place to fully support Dementia Link Workers (DLW). The following pathway explains the new route for being able to access the DLW course for your organisation and teams.

So what we would like to offer the county is a new and improved way of evidencing and delivering quality dementia services.

Once you, or an appropriate team member, has completed the Dementia Leadership Award, We will provide a Dementia Link Worker course (DLW), at a Level 3 BTEC award from January 2014


Manager, Clinical Lead, Service provider apply to complete DLA ⇒Meets the criteria application accepted⇒Completes the award⇒Organisation can then apply for staff to train as the Dementia Link worker

The DLW course continues to be funded jointly by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire County Council.

There is a small charge of £200.00 for the DLA which covers the cost of resources and refreshments.

If you would like to apply for the next DLA course please contact Amanda Rawlins on  a.rawlins@nhs.net  or telephone 01242 634435

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