Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 7 February 2014

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

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Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 7 February 2014

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Acting on dementia is now one of our highest priorities and together with the Alzheimer’s Society we are responsible, as part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, for creating a movement of at least one million Dementia Friends by 2015.

This movement aims to help people understand the disease and the small things that we can each do to make a big difference to people living with dementia and for their carers. This is being promoted through communities, public bodies, and in workplaces.

On Tuesday, our national leadership team and chairman were accredited as Dementia Friends through a training session given by Nikki Squelch, the Alzheimer’s Society’s Head of Volunteering Development and Kate Moore, their Operations Director for Greater London.

Also on Tuesday we published our quarterly update on the Public Health Outcomes Framework for upper tier local authorities in England.

Published 7 February 2014