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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dementia strategy author joins Sussex Partnership

WORKFORCE: A well-respected psychiatrist involved in improving the care of people with dementia is to take up a senior research post in Sussex.

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Sube Banerjee, who led the development of the National Dementia Strategy for England, is to join Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School as professor in dementia and associate dean for strategy.

Professor Banerjee will move to Sussex from King’s College London, where he is NHS London’s clinical director for dementia and professor of mental health and ageing at the Institute of Psychiatry. He has been an adviser to the Department of Health.

Lisa Rodrigues, chief executive of Sussex Partnership, said, “In Sube Banerjee we have a world class leader in dementia. I am delighted and honoured that he will be joining us.

“His arrival is both a recognition of the importance of dementia in Sussex, and an acknowledgement of our achievements so far.”

Professor Banerjee said: “There are fantastic things that are being done across Sussex and the South to improve care for people with dementia but there is also much more that needs to be done. I have found opportunities and possibilities here that I have not seen elsewhere.”

He will join the trust and the medical school from November 2012.

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