Jeremy Hunt MP addresses the Conservative Party conference 2015

Good afternoon. I’m sorry I’m not the most interesting Jeremy in British politics right now – but I do have the most interesting job, and there is no greater privilege in government than being responsible for our NHS. To do that I’m supported by a fantastic ministerial team. So let me start by thanking Alistair […]

Could the “social impact bond” help to improve services in dementia care?

It’s impossible to ignore the occasional spate of reports of ‘care home scandals’, including Winterbourne View and Orchid View. Whilst a direction of travel might be to advance people living ‘successfully’ as long as possible independently, there’ll be some people for whom a care home might be appropriate. There are particular aims of policy designed […]

A person newly diagnosed with dementia has a question for primary care, and primary care should know the answer

Picture this. It’s a busy GP morning surgery in London. A patient in his 50s, newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a condition which causes a progressive decline in structure and function of the brain, has a simple question off his GP. “Now that I know that I have Alzheimer’s disease, how best can I look […]

Jeremy Hunt’s message on dementia should have been ‘screened’ for damaging myths

My presumption is that I wish to be extremely positive about HM Government’s own volition about leading the G8 with the subject of dementia. Also, the “Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge”, which sets out a roadmap for dementia for this year and next, has been a success which I much admire. David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt, […]