PhD study: Dementia services in primary care

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What’s the aim of the study?

The aim of this study is to explore and improve the factors associated with provision and coordination of dementia services in primary care in Greater Manchester.

Why is it important?

Primary care has a major role in the coordination and provision of services to support dementia patients and their carers, although there is currently a great deal of service variation. In addition, the prevalence of dementia in the UK is predicted to increase by 40% over the next 10 years and by 156% over the next 36 years. With this in mind, it is vital that current primary care service structures are evaluated and, if necessary, improved to ensure that all dementia patients receive the support and care they need.

Who is the PhD student?

Suzanne Brown recently graduated with a degree in nursing from the University of Manchester and has now started her PhD at The University of Manchester’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Who else is involved?

This PhD is being supervised by Prof Ruth McDonald, Dr Emma Stanmore and Dr Simon Bailey.

More information

For more information please contact Suzanne Brown.