Queen Elizabeth takes ‘personal interest’ in awards
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has recognised the work of a university that has revolutionised the treatment of dementia patients.
The 89-year-old monarch has awarded Bradford University with one of her Anniversary Prizes for helping to create new national standards for person-centred dementia care and training for health and social services.
The university has helped to develop Dementia Care Mapping, which puts the individual needs of patients at the centre of care plans.
It also offers Britain’s only undergraduate course in dementia studies.
The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are awarded every two years by the Royal Anniversary Trust to UK universities and colleges for research benefiting ordinary people.
Although a panel of advisors is responsible for recommending winners, the chief executive of the trust, Peter Chenery said: “The Queen takes a very personal interest in these awards.”
Other winners today included Bristol University’s Volcanology Research Group and Nottingham Trent University, which has developed 3D x-ray imaging technology used at airports around the world, including in the United States.