Post Diagnostic Support Network

Welcome to the Post Diagnostic Support (PDS) Network page. The Network has been developed following three consultation events held in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow in November 2016. We were pleased to welcome 140 delegates to the events with representation from link workers, CPNs, Managers and Social Work.

The purpose of the network is to share good practice, exchange ideas and foster contacts between staff with aim of improving practice. There is information about upcoming events and resources. As part of the network you will receive our PDS Newsletter and updates.


WebEx: AHP Contribution to Dementia Post Diagnostic Support on 5th June 2018. Read more

Join the Network

Click here to join the Network and view the PDS Network Pages on the Dementia Managed Knowledge Network

Opportunities for Face to Face Networking

There is an opportunity for PDS practitioners to come together to network at face to face workshops and events.

Confident Conversations about Technology Workshop

Focus on Dementia worked with partner organisations including, Alzheimer Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and industry colleagues, to offer a workshop aimed at Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers, Post Diagnostic Practitioners and others who support people with dementia and their carers following a diagnosis of dementia.

Through a mix of practical and theory, the workshops enabled practitioners to have confident conversations to support people to make future plans to include the use of technology.

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Sharing Good Practice

As part of the network we host WebEx’s with guest speakers to share best practice.

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WebEx: The Golden Ticket; A primary care dementia model

On Monday 19th March over 50 people joined the WebEx: The Golden Ticket; A primary care dementia model hosted by the Focus on Dementia team. Dr Emma Costello and Kim Grosvenor, of High Weald, Lewes Havens, Clinical Commissioning Group in East Sussex, delivered a presentation about their award winning initiative to support people with dementia which originated from a GP led pilot in Buxted Medical Practice. The Golden Ticket delivers a holistic mix of services to address health and wellbeing, supporting people with dementia and their carers in every aspect of their lives.

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Download the presentation (PDF)

Download the Question and answer session (PDF)

EMIS Template Example (relates to Q22) (PDF)

SystmOne Template Example (relates to Q22) (PDF)

For more information about this work please visit the High Weald, Lewes Havens, Clinical Commissioning Group website

Get in touch

We need your case studies, ideas and commitment to grow the network and help it flourish, so please get involved - it is your network!

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Health Scotland Resources

NHS Health Scotland in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland have published a range of free resources to support people with dementia, their carers and people working in the field.

All new for 2018, these books and DVDs provide a range of information and advice based on the experiences of people with dementia and their carers.

To access these books and DVDs online or to order hard copies please visit: