Who's involved

The leading experts in dementia in Bristol are involved in the team. The HIT management team is made up of:

  • HIT directors: Dr Maria-Paloma Sequeiros Camarinha , Specialty Doctor in Later Life Psychiatry, Dr. Hilary Archer, Consultant Neurologist with Special Interest in Dementia North Bristol Trust.
  • Transforming care workstream leads: Sally Robinson, Programme Manager for Older People, Bristol CCG, and Paul Frisby, Partnership Manager, South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dementia friendly communities workstream leads: Sue Jaques, Commissioning Manager Ageing Well & Dementia, South Gloucestershire Council.
  • Research workstream leads: Professor Richard Cheston, Professor of Mental Health Research, UWE and Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol
  • Education workstream leads: Sharon Parsons, Dementia Care Trainer/Occupational Therapist, North Bristol NHS Trust, and Dr Rachel Holland, Associate Specialist Psychiatrist, Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service
  • Public and patient involvement workstream leads: Lorna Robertson, Operations Manager, Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, Alzheimer's Society
  • HIT co-ordinator: Dr Julie Clayton, University of Bristol
  • HIT project support: currently vacant
  • HIT patient and public involvement support: Jan Connett , Project Manager, Bristol Health Partners

The five Dementia HIT workstreams are led by the individuals named above. There are also a number of other key individuals who contribute to delivering the work of the HIT. These include;

  • Dr Peter Bagshaw, GP lead for Dementia and Mental Health, South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Aileen Fraser, Clinical Director, Bristol Community Health, and NLA Clinical Fellow
  • Helen Morgan, Deputy Chief Nurse, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Peter Heywood, Clinical Director Neurosciences, North Bristol NHS Trust

The Bristol Health Partners board member acting as sponsor for the Dementia HIT is Dr Stephen Falk.

The Innovation Working Group link is UWE's Professor Richard Luxton.
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