Professor June Andrews RMN, RGN, FRCN is an inspirational woman whose impact on healthcare in the UK, and further afield, is profound. She works independently to improve dementia care.
She has been described as a refreshing force of nature - smart, politically astute, amusing and possessed of a razor-sharp intellect. A Scot, she trained as a nurse in Nottingham, England before taking up a series of posts that moved from practice to policy-making and strategic management and influencing in government, the health service and academia.
Professor Andrews made ambitious things happen during her decade directing Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre. She conceived of an online design guide for care homes and hospitals, ensuring wall-to-wall media coverage and heightened public and professional awareness of the practical things you can do to make life better for people with dementia. Now leaving that behind, she works independently to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. June serves on the board of the Target Healthcare REIT, and is adviser to the Dementia Services Development Trust.
Receiving the Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the highest honour awarded to nurses in the UK who have made an exceptional contribution to health care.
Working to help make change internationally
Not content with revolutionising dementia care in the UK, Professor Andrews is simultaneously working to make change internationally.
She has worked in many countries including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Hong Kong; she has been an adviser to the Canadian Knowledge Translation Network, and judged awards for the European Foundations in Dementia and the NHS and Design Council.
In 2011 she gained recognition for her international work through the Robert Tiffany Award, and was presented in Philadelphia with the first-ever Founders’ Award of the British American Project, of which she is a Fellow and advisory Board member.
June supports other health and social care teams as a coach and mentor, and has led successful teams for three decades. Because of her considerable achievements as a nurse leader, she received the Chief Nursing Officers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2013 she was listed in the Health Services Journal as one of the fifty most inspirational women in health care and separately as one of the 100 most influential clinicians in England. In 2016 she was awarded the OBE and in 2017 made a Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute of London.
How can Prof June Andrews help you?
Contact us for consultancy on improvement of health and social care for frail older adults, in particular dementia. June is a popular public speaker for audiences at every level, being entertaining as well as informative, basing everything on the latest research in the field.