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Adam Smith


Adam Smith is a registered mental health nurse with over 10 years’ experience working in promoting excellence in dementia, frailty and palliative care.

He currently works as a Consultant Admiral Nurse (Specialist Dementia Nurse) in the South of England in partnership with Dementia UK. Adam leads the newly expanded Admiral Nursing team and enjoys building upon the outstanding work that is being carried out to ensure that individuals and their families living with dementia receive exceptional care.

Adam has worked at a national level commissioning specialist dementia services and advocating for families and excellence in care, in both clinical and commissioning roles. Adam has clinical and leadership experience at a senior level across the public, charitable and private sectors.

Alongside Adam’s professional experience he also has poignant personal experience of supporting a child with a life-limiting condition. Adam’s daughter Emily was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a debilitating neurological condition, at 17 months old. His family received support from local hospices and hospice at home teams. Sadly Emily died at the age of 3 after receiving round the clock support from her care team.

Adam joined the Together for Short Lives’ Board of Trustees in November 2019.

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