Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive Jeremy Hughes has been named as one of the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) annual list of the most influential people in healthcare for the second year in a row.
Hughes joined Alzheimer’s Society in November 2010 and has led the charity’s growth as well as playing a key role in securing and delivering the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. As part of the Challenge, Jeremy co-chairs the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group with Angela Rippon.
Alzheimer’s Society comment:
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society:
‘I am pleased to see this recognition of dementia as a key issue for the NHS in 2015. With fewer than 60 per cent of people receiving a timely diagnosis, lack of appropriate support and often extended hospital stays, we have a way to go to cost effectively support the most vulnerable in society.’