Dementia nurse expert awarded fellowship

Professor June Andrews was presented with her City and Guilds of London Institute fellowship by Princess Anne.

A dementia nurse expert who developed a practical guide on the condition has been made a fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute.

June Andrews says her fellowship is an example of ‘nursing promoting nursing’. Picture: Nathan Clarke

Dementia Services Development Trust adviser June Andrews, who worked as a nurse before moving into policy making and academia, received her award from Princess Anne during a ceremony at St James’s Palace.

Professor Andrews directed the University of Sterling’s Dementia Services Development Centre for a decade and developed Dementia: The One-Stop Guide, which offers practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

She is also an RCN fellow and sits on the board of Target Healthcare REIT and the Anchor Trust. She was nominated by Neslyn Watson-Druee, one of the only other nurses to be a made a City and Guilds fellow.

‘Amazing opportunity’

Professor Andrews said: ‘To have a chance to talk about your work with Princess Anne was an amazing opportunity. Neslyn nominating me is an example of how nursing can promote nursing and be in the public eye. We must, of course, talk about issues like staffing and funding levels, but now and again it is great to celebrate the profession.

‘I felt honoured to be alongside so many talented people who were also made fellows.’

Dr Watson-Druee, who was made a City and Guilds fellow in 2005, said: ‘It is wonderful to see June being recognised in this way. I nominated her for a number of reasons.

Cutting edge

‘Her research and practice is at the cutting edge of a worldwide health issue and she has demonstrated the importance of patient, family and public and professional education. She has an understanding of health and social care policy and what is required to bring about empowering social change.’

In 1892, The City and Guilds of London Institute established fellowships to honour a historical connection with Imperial College London and the professional accomplishments of its graduates.

Fellows today come from a wide range of industries and professions worldwide, and include the social care enterprise Turning Point’s chief executive Lord Victor Adebowale, former Department of Health adviser Professor Dame Carol Black and Paralympian and peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

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