About

Welcome to Dementia Partnerships, a specialist knowledge portal, bringing together people, organisations and networks to share knowledge and learning across the Well Pathway for Dementia to improve services and promote living well with dementia.

Dementia Partnerships is owned and managed by Knowledge and Innovation Partnerships Ltd, a consultancy that supports knowledge, learning and innovation to improve health and care. Read more

Find out how you can use the portal below. Please send your comments, suggestions and material to: editor@dementiapartnerships.com.

Sharing knowledge and learning across the Well Pathway for Dementia

This knowledge portal provides a single point of access to curated summaries about the latest research, policy and practice developments, promoting knowledge and learning across the Well Pathway for Dementia. It is endorsed by the National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England.

The information on the portal is organised across the Well Pathway for Dementia:

The mind map below illustrates how information about resources and local innovations are organised across the Well Pathway for Dementia. Click on the image to view a larger size image. Download an interactive PDF version of the mind map

Dementia Partnerships: Sharing knowledge and learning across the Well Pathway for Dementia

There is also a Cross-cutting themes section which contains topics such as:

The portal is supported by dedicated knowledge managers whose role is to identify, summarise and organise information about ‘what works best’ in dementia. Curated information about ‘grey literature’, including publications from Government departments, think tanks, private, public and third sector organisations, sits alongside information about local initiatives and innovations that improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.

This dedicated knowledge management input helps to:

  • provide busy practitioners with quick access to trusted and easily digestible knowledge and evidence, promoting the transfer of clinical excellence and competence in evidence based practice
  • promote information literacy empowering people to ask questions, find, share and use information about innovative practice in the design and delivery of services
  • encourage effective collaboration across teams, organisations and sectors that translates knowledge into safe and effective patient care
  • nurture a person-centred enabling workforce by developing the “information support role”, building health and social care staff confidence and competence in sharing knowledge with patients, carers and the public.

Find, contribute, and recommend

This knowledge portal enables users to,

  • access knowledge: providing quick access to summarised information about the latest research, policy and practice developments in the subject area
  • share, enquire, explore: empowering users to upload and share knowledge and information about positive practice
  • recommend/comment: encouraging users to comment on and recommend resources to others

Network, learn and share

This knowledge portal enables users to,

  • network and communicate: ensuring that the voices of people with lived experience remain at the forefront of the challenge to improve access to high quality, evidence-based treatment and care
  • identify and access expertise: in leadership, commissioning, service improvement and outcomes focussed service redesign.

What works in dementia care

This knowledge portal contains a knowledgebase of local innovations showcasing what works best in dementia care. Users can explore and share information about innovative practice in the design and delivery of services that improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.

The editorial team uses an evidence hierarchy to evaluate the innovations that users submit. This includes: evidence of service user experience and opinion, outcome information, evidence of clinical support, durability and replicability, readily available contact. The innovations are published if they meet these eligibility criteria.

Expertly curated content promoting clinical excellence

The local innovations showcasing what works best in each of the clinical domains sit alongside expertly curated summaries of research reports, best practice guidance and resources that support service innovation and improvement. Dedicated knowledge managers curate high quality bite-sized information to help busy practitioners get quick access to trusted and easily digestible knowledge and evidence. This promotes the transfer of clinical excellence and competence in evidence based practice, as integral to the processes of patient care.

A dedicated presence for Clinical Networks

This knowledge portal offers Clinical Networks a platform to:

  • promote and disseminate: providing a vehicle to promote Clinical Networks projects and publications
  • consult and engage: offering a platform for consultation and engagement with peers and stakeholders

Knowledge and Innovation Partnerships Ltd.

Dementia Partnerships is owned and managed by Knowledge and Innovation Partnerships Ltd, a consultancy that supports innovation in commissioning and service redesign.

We provide:

  • specialist knowledge portals
  • networking support
  • knowledge management and communications services, and
  • expert support to commissioners and providers.

Our health and care knowledge portals include:

 

To find out more, please contact Rowan Purdy, Director, Knowledge and Innovation Partnerships Ltd., +44.1612828776, +44.7852175374, rowan@knowledgepartnerships.com