Anne Child has been appointed pharmacy and dementia specialist lead at the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company (RMBI).
Anne’s remit will be to support the RMBI’s objective of providing high quality specialist dementia care at its 17 care homes across England and Wales.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining RMBI Care Co,” Anne said.
“During a recent visit to the Freemason’s Hall in London I was struck by a poster for an exhibition called ‘Healing with Kindness’ and for me this simple statement reflects the RMBI’s values.”
Anne previously worked at the Care Quality Commission as a specialist advisor and has been involved in inspections of care homes in both a residential and NHS hospital environment.
In 2014, she was appointed a Member of the British Empire for services to dementia and in 2015 she became the programme guardian for care home medication with the College of Pharmacy Practice, and also joined the national steering group for Parkinson’s UK.
Anne holds a Masters degree and specialises in dementia and medication management, as well as clinical governance and risk management.
“I am a focused and passionate believer in the enablement of the individual and I very much look forward to being part of the delivery of holistic, supportive and enabling care at the RMBI Care Co.,” she said.