The Herbert Protocol

This is an information gathering tool to assist the police to find a person living with dementia who has been reported missing, as quickly as possible.

The form should be completed by a family member, friend, carer or other circles of support with a copy of the form being held by all relevant people. It is best to keep this form as up-to-date as possible.

If you are concerned about a person living with dementia and believe the are missing, this is an emergency and you MUST dial 999. Please make this form available to attending police officers.

Herbert protocol form      Herbert Protocol Leaflet

Dementia and Memory Support

with Joan Hogg, Dementia Support Facilitator


New Service I am pleased to introduce you to this new and innovative service, which aims to support people with memory difficulties, including dementia, and is provided through your doctor’s surgery. I am here to help if you …

have had a recent diagnosis of dementia

have been referred to have your memory assessed

have memory difficulties that are having a big impact on your health and well-being

have family or friends who would like some advice or support.

How I can help you

I can help you to understand your diagnosis and treatment, and make links with the support services in your local community. I can also help you to seek the help you may need on financial and legal matters and on maintaining your independence and staying active.

I am happy to meet you either at your doctor’s surgery or at your home, and aim to respond promptly to your enquiries.

Next Steps

If you would like more information, please contact me on 0781 147 0060.

If you would like a referral, please speak to your doctor or health care practitioner.

This service is part of a national innovation project supported by Focus on Dementia at Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Scottish Government to test out the delivery of post diagnostic support in primary care.


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