New publication to help organisations refresh dementia learning

We have published a new booklet The impact of Promoting Excellence in social service settings with support from Scottish Care, the Care Inspectorate and six social care organisations.

impactIt showcases how the six organisations have used the Promoting Excellence framework to improve practice and enhance the lives of those living with dementia. We hope the examples will provide inspiration and ideas for others.

Promoting Excellence, the national framework for dementia learning produced in 2011, is a partnership between us and NHS Education for Scotland. It focusses on quality of life for people living with dementia and describes the specific knowledge and skills that we should all aim to achieve in our different roles.

Since its launch there has been a great deal of activity in social service settings. The renewed energy around dementia learning benefits everyone in the workforce and most importantly has the potential to improve both the quality of care and support offered and the quality of life of people who are using services.

Scottish Care – Dumfries and Galloway, CrossReach, Bupa, Balhousie Care Group, Four Seasons Healthcare and Alzheimer Scotland share their own approach to using Promoting Excellence in the booklet. The Care Inspectorate explains how they want to see Promoting Excellence used to really make a difference.

Thanking everyone who contributed SSSC Chief Executive, Anna Fowlie, said:

“Not only did they recognise the need to make improvements they also shared their ideas and experiences for the benefit of others across the sector that may still need to do the same. We need more leadership like this if we are going to create the trusted, skilled and confident workforce we need for the future.”

Read The impact of Promoting Excellence in social service settings .

Get involved

So what can Promoting Excellence do for you? How can you embed it into workforce development plans? How can it improve the quality of care and support? Along with a range of partners we are keen to work with more organisations in the future to find answers to these questions. 

To find out more about how you can work with others to improve learning, contact

6 Responses to “New publication to help organisations refresh dementia learning”

  1. Karen McClive

    Feb 17. 2016

    Please can I have a copy of The Impact of Promoting Excellence booklet – Ailsa Lodge Care Home, 21 Erskine Ferry Road, Bishopton PA7 5PP

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  2. Kenny

    Feb 19. 2016

    Can I please have a copy thank you

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  3. Janine Logue

    Feb 23. 2016

    Could I request more information on promoting excellence in Dementia to continue to enhance and work to best practice with all care our Care Home takes great pride in delivering.

    Best regards

    Janine Logue

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  4. shirley Mackenzie

    Apr 25. 2016

    Can I request some copies of the promoting excellence in dementia so that this can be delivered to our support workers.

    Kind Regards


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    • Sandra Wilson

      Apr 25. 2016

      Hi Shirley,

      Thanks for your comment. I have forwarded your request to our Promoting Excellence team who will be in touch with you shortly.

      Kind regards

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