60 seconds with lead nurse for dementia Joanna James
Pursue what interests you. Everything you do will teach you something useful, says lead nurse for dementia Joanna James
After qualifying as a nurse at St Mary’s Hospital in London in 1988, Joanna James spent the first 20 years of her career working in emergency departments. With a special interest in the care of marginalised groups, she co-developed and ran a successful education programme around the needs of refugees and survivors of torture. In 2008 she changed direction and started working on improving services for people with dementia in hospital. She is now lead nurse for dementia at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.
What are your main work responsibilities? I run a small team that provides training, resources and support to staff in clinical areas, and clinical support to patients and families using our services.
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