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Sube Banerjee

Sube Banerjee MBE, MBBS MSc MBA MD FRCPsych is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth. He trained at St Thomas’s Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry; clinically he works as an old age psychiatrist. He served as the UK Department of Health’s senior professional advisor on dementia and led the development and delivery of its National Dementia Strategy. His research focusses on quality of life and quality of care in dementia and the evaluation of new treatments and services. He works with industry, governments and the WHO on health services, policy and strategies to improve health for older adults with complex needs and those with dementia. He has been awarded national and international awards for policy and research in dementia.

Dementia: a change is gonna come

In this podcast Sube Banerjee considers the disproportionate burden of mortality and morbidity bourn by older people and people with dementia in care homes in the Covid-19 pandemic as an issue of discrimination. Framed by the words of Sam Cooke’s anthem “A change is gonna come”, he discusses how things can and must change for the better.