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Ed Bliss

Dementia Lead Nurse

Ed joined Optima Care as a Care Assistant in 2010 where he found his interest in dementia care. Qualifying in 2017 with a BSc Hons Degree in Mental Health Nursing, Ed now specialises in mental health care.

Ed joined Optima Care as a Care Assistant in 2010 working between Claro and The Leonard Elms Care Homes where he found his interest in dementia care. Qualifying in 2017 with a BSc Hons Degree in Mental Health Nursing, specialising in a varied field of mental health including psychological therapies, alcohol and detox care, Ed joined the Leonard Elms Nursing Team later that year.

As the homes Dementia Lead Nurse Ed has since gone on to strengthen his knowledge in this field, studying at Stirling University and becoming a Facilitator on Best Practice in Dementia Care in 2018. Further to this Ed has begin to special interest in dementia research and is currently working with academics on innovative research pertinent to Dementia Care Services, including clinical analysis through to environmental influence on people with dementia, which he is currently studying at Stirling University.

Amongst Ed’s clinical career development Ed has started a Masters Degree in Leading and Managing People at Bristol UWE.

Ed lives in Weston-Super-Mare has recreational interests in sports, in particular, boxing, golf and rugby. Ed loves a good steak with a glass of red, if its the end of the month a burger and a beer will suffice.