Dementia UK appoints director of clinical services

Dementia UK has appointed Paul Edwards as director of clinical services to help expand the charity’s specialist dementia support services.

His role will focus on the provision of new and existing admiral nurse services and the development of its clinics.

Admiral nurses provide specialist dementia support to older people and families. There are 223 working throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Edwards has worked in older people’s care for over two decades and is also a nurse specialising in dementia support. Before joining Dementia UK, he worked across the NHS, academia and the independent sector.

Hilda Hayo, Dementia UK’s chief admiral nurse and chief executive, said: ‘Paul will play a vital role in ensuring that every family affected by dementia has access to the dementia expertise and experience of an admiral nurse.’

Edwards added: ‘After working in older people’s care for over 25 years, I have seen how dementia is affecting more and more families. That’s why the emotional and practical lifeline offered by Dementia UK’s admiral nurse service is so crucial.’