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It’s a privilege to work with veterans’ families, says award-winning Admiral nurse

Supporting and rebuilding families as they care for a loved one with dementia is the best part of the job for a devoted Admiral nurse
Deborah Hutchinson

Supporting and rebuilding families as they care for a loved one with dementia is the best part of the job for a devoted Admiral nurse

For Deborah Hutchinson, challenging the inequalities faced by those who live with dementia is among the reasons she became an Admiral nurse practitioner.

‘Dementia is the forgotten mental health service and I wanted to try and change that,’ says Ms Hutchinson, who is employed by the Royal British Legion in Lancashire. ‘It’s a privilege to do what I do, working with veterans’ families and helping them.’

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After qualifying as a mental health nurse in 2012, Ms Hutchinson specialised in dementia care, working as a ward sister on a dementia assessment unit before

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