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Become a Delirium Champion

Become an RCN Delirium Champion and support the RCN Older Peoples Forum in raising awareness

Early recognition of delirium could help prevent the person falling over, becoming even more unwell and/or being admitted to hospital. In some cases, early recognition of delirium could prevent their death.



Becoming a Delirium Champion

As a Delirium Champion your aim is to raise awareness of delirium, give staff the tools to recognise early delirium and to emphasise the need to escalate concerns about delirium in order to prevent harm.

The older people's forum have produced a short animated film and supporting resources to aid you in encouraging all members of the nursing profession to become Delirium Champions.  

Steps to becoming a Delirium Champion

  • Sign up using the form below
  • Download items from the resource pack
  • Learn with your colleagues
  • Write your local Delirium Escalation Plan
  • Tell us how you've got on and receive your Delirium Champion pin badge
We’d love to hear from nursing staff in the community, though the resources can be utilized in a variety of settings so all are welcome to sign up.  

If you have any questions about becoming a Delirium Champion or how to use the resources please contact the project lead nicola.mills@rcn.org.uk


Supported by My Dementia Improvement Network 

With over 30 years’ experience in digital technology, My Dementia Improvement Network evolved from humble beginnings through the Founder’s desire to help a relative living with dementia. The belief that something positive could be done to enrich the person’s life and allow their time to pass in a much more qualitative way became the challenge.

My Dementia Improvement Network serves over 320 hospitals and is privileged to support health professionals in the delivery of better care through advances in technology. 

"We are delighted to be able to support the RCN Project and their mission to increase awareness around delirium in older people with dementia and feel that modern technology can offer an enhanced solution in supporting the delivery of ongoing and improved care" Graham Stockton, Managing Director