PROFESSOR June Andrews, the Director of the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre, has been named as one of the top health specialists in England.
The ranking came from the influential “HSJ - Health Service Journal” magazine, which compiled a top 100 of “clinical leaders” in English healthcare today.
The magazine said: “We sought to identify those clinicians making the greatest impact on health policy, service transformation, and innovation . . . The HSJ team prepared a long list of candidates over the spring and a panel of judges was put together with knowledge of influence in healthcare and who represent a broad spectrum of opinion.”
It described Professor Andrews as “a multi-award-winning campaigner devoted to improving services for people with dementia”. It added: “Mention dementia to any nurse and Professor Andrews will spring to mind.”
Professor Andrews said she was honoured to be included on the list.
She said: “Only two dementia specialists made the top 100 – myself and the English Dementia Tsar Alistair Burns. But most significantly, Stirling was the only Scottish University judged to have a clinician amongst the top 100 influential people in the English NHS.
“It’s a great endorsement not just of myself – but of the fantastic team I work with at Stirling and the pioneering work we do to help people with dementia.”
Professor Andrews will lead the speakers at a free conference on Dementia later this month.