RCN awards bursaries worth £10,000 for dementia

Bursaries to support the development of nursing practice in dementia care worth £10,000 have been awarded by the RCN.

Dr Carter: dementia is a key priority for all nurses
Dr Carter: dementia is a key priority for all nurses

The RCN's new dementia nursing care practice development scheme invited applications from any member of the nursing team working in any care setting.

Dr Peter Carter, the RCN's chief executive and general secretary, said: ‘Dementia will be a key priority for nurses working in all settings, and it is clear that taking the opportunities to develop small scale innovations will really improve care in the future.'

The successful projects are:

  • £2,200 for training and materials to implement the national dementia strategy in a Nottinghamshire hospital,
  • £2,000 for training and resources for pilot memory groups in Dunfermline,
  • £2,000 for three workshops to raise awareness in Newcastle,
  • £1,500 to improve the quality of high impact interventions for patients with dementia at Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust,
  • £1,200 in fees for a degree in palliative care for a Birmingham nurse,
  • £599 fees for a dementia care mapping course for an employee at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

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