Dementia Improvement Group

The Dementia Improvement Group (DIG) brings together service users and carers, commissioners of dementia services and dementia providers. Meeting quarterly, the group provides an ongoing update on the national developments in dementia policy and practice, and enables local dementia stakeholders to benchmark local services, share lessons learnt, and showcase innovation and best practice. The group also inform the work programme of the SCN, by providing a steer as to useful and relevant topics for future work streams. The group meet in the morning for presentations, speakers and group discussion, and there is ample opportunity for networking.

The next DIG is taking place on the 7th January 2016.

To discuss any aspects of the work of the Dementia Improvement Group, please contact Gayle Bridgman or Rebecca Vermeer using the ‘Contact Us’ tab.


Name Representing
Chair (post vacant) South West Strategic Clinical Network
Alison Morris Cornwall Partnership
Alison Moon Bristol CCG
Alison Rowswell Somerset CCG
Allison O’Kelly Cornwall Partnership
Andy Burgess The Health Foundation
Angela Willis Gloucestershire County Council
Angie Turner Cornwall Foundation Trust
Ann Redmayne South Devon & Torbay CCG
Anna Bilham South West SCN
Anne Rollings North Somerset Community Partnership
Barbara Duffy AgeUK
Carol Edwards Somerset Care Group
Caroline Taylor Torbay Council
Catherine Harris Cindeford
Celia Grummitt Wiltshire CCG
Chris Dyer Royal United Hospital Bath
Christine Oliver Rethink
Claire-Louise Journeaux Plymouth Community Health Care
Colm Owens Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Corinne Edwards Bath and North East Somerset CCG
Daisy Curling Bath and North East Somerset CCG
David Bearman Devon LPN
Debbie Butcher Plymouth CCG
Debbie Donnison Alzheimers Society
Debbie Stark Public Health England
Derek Dominey Alzheimers Society
Elaine Woodward Swindon CCG
Emma Philips 2gether NHS Trust
Emma Moody Bristol CCG
Eric Holliday Swindon CCG
Frazer Underwood Cornwall Foundation Trust
George Gardner NEW Devon CCG
Grant Stevens Kernow CCG
Hannah Shaw Plymouth City Council
Hein LeRoux Gloucestershire CCG
Helen Brock NHS England (BGSW)
Helen Vaughan Gloucestershire CCG
Helen Joy Brunel Care
Hilary Doxford xxx
Iain Lang Academic Health Science Network
Iain Phillips Somerset CCG
Ian Donald Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust
J Kearney Redcross
Jacquie Mowbray-Gould Devon Partnership
Jan Connett Public Health, Bristol City Council
Jenny Richards NEW Devon Local Authority
Joanne Smith Gloucestershire Care Services
Jude Hancock Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health
Julia Oxenbury SW Peninsula / NHS Health Education SW
Julie Anderson Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Justine Faulkner South West SCN
Karen Spence Wiltshire Public Health
Kate Mitchell Kernow CCG
Kate Chisholm South Gloucestershire CCG
Keiran Taaffe Rethink
Laura Marsh Bath & North East Somerset CCG
Lee Colwill North Somerset CCG
Lesley Hobbs Brunel Care
Linda Sandeman Bath & North East Somerset CCG
Lisa Colcutt Devon Partnership Trust
Liz Rees Health Education South West
Liz Fenton Gloucestershire Care Services
Louise Cox NHS Wiltshire CCG
Louise Searle Orchard Portman
Louise Langham Dementia Action
Mandy Curran Somerset Care
Mandy Hampton Gloucestershire Care Services
Mark O’Connor O’Connor and Associates
Martin Ansell 2gether
Natalie Booth NHS England (South Central Sub Region)
Neil Singleton Rethink
Pamela Akerman Public Health England
Paul Frisby South Gloucestershire CCG
Paula Marrett Kernow CCG
Peter Brindle Bristol CCG
Peter Bagshaw South Gloucestershire CCG
Rachel Silcock NEW Devon CCG / Plymouth City Council
Rebecca Higgins Devon Partnership
Rebecca Reynolds Bath and North East Somerset Council
Rhian Bennett Somerset County Council
Richard Anderson Northern Devon Healthcare
Richard Mejzner NEW Devon CCG
Robert Tunmore Bristol City Council
Ruth Grabham Bath and North East Somerset CCG
Sallie Rutledge Young Dementia UK
Sally Robinson Bristol CCG
Sara Mitchell Plymouth Community Health Care
Siobhan Grady Devon & Torbay CCG
Sonya Pratt Devon Partnership Trust
Sue Greenwood Kernow CCG
Sue Odams Wiltshire Council
Sue Parris South Gloucestershire CCG
Sue Steeds Somerset Care
Victoria Hamilton Wiltshire CCG
Wayne Lewis Somerset CCG
Wayne Kearney Redcross Bristol
William Knight South Devon Healthcare
William Hobbs Brunel Care