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60 seconds with dementia nurse specialist Gary Mitchell

Patients are the experts, nurses are the specialists – the trick is bringing the two together, says dementia nurse specialist Gary Mitchell.
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Patients are the experts, nurses are the specialists – the trick is bringing the two together, says dementia nurse specialist Gary Mitchell

Gary Mitchell trained at Queen’s University Belfast, qualifying as a registered adult nurse in February 2010, aged 24. After working in theatres and recovery, in a GP practice and as a dementia care adviser, he took up his current post as national research coordinator and nurse specialist with Four Seasons Health Care last spring. He is married to Claire and they have a young son called Zach.

What are your main work responsibilities? Research, education and the practice development of about 3,000 nurses who work across 300 care homes in the UK.

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