Dementia Pathways. For Primary Care in ireland

PCT dementia workshops



For staff working in primary care, a three-hour interdisciplinary workshop on dementia for community-based healthcare professionals has been developed.

The content for the workshop covers five key areas:

  • Knowledge of dementia
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities
  • Team functioning and collaboration
  • Inter-professional communication skills
  • Supporting the person with dementia and their family

The workshop was accredited by the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board for 3 CEUs.

The workshop content was developed by Anne Quinn (Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dementia) with clinical input from other community health specialists, GPs, and the HSE.

To continue the rollout of the workshop materials around the country, the HSE National Dementia Office coordinated a number of train the trainer sessions in conjunction with Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNMEs) in various venues to upskill staff to provide the PCT interdisciplinary workshops in their areas.  These sessions will be for experienced clinicians working in primary care who have an interest in dementia and in the provision of education to primary care staff and will continue to be rolled out by dementia champions and through the CNMEs around the country in 2019 and 2020.

If you want any more information about the 3-hour dementia workshops, then please get in touch with your local CNME to see if they are involved in running the courses, or contact The National Dementia Office 

Clinical resources including a workshop facilitators guide are attached below.