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‘Getting services right for people with frailty is a must’

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott says an integrated health and social care system is essential to support older people's needs

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott says an integrated health and social care system is essential to support older people's needs

What is your job?

I am a frailty and dementia matron in the adult and community division at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Why did you become a nurse?

To deliver care, which I feel is just as important as treatment. I have always had a passion for nursing older people. They should be valued, listened to and treated with compassion, dignity and respect at all times.

Where did you train?

At Birmingham’s Good Hope Hospital in 1998, specialising in older adult care. It was a great experience and a great university, with excellent tutors and mentors along the way.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working with health and

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