Kent & Medway Health and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)

KMPT provides specialist mental health services to the population of Kent and Medway, including older people with mental health problems and dementia. These services include memory assessment, community mental health teams for older people, home treatment services for dementia and 24 hour acute and continuing care services. It also includes working in partnership with 3rd sector organisations to provide crisis services for people with dementia in their own homes.

Updated:
18 October 2015
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Kent Dementia Action Alliance, Ashford (Kent) Dementia Action Alliance, Thanet Dementia Action Alliance, Shepway Dementia Action Alliance, Dover and Deal Dementia Action Alliance, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Dementia Action Alliance, West Kent Dementia Action Alliance, Canterbury Dementia Action Alliance, Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance, Medway Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

In line with the NICE Dementia clinical guidelines and the Dementia Strategy, KMPT will provide early assessment and diagnosis for those with a suspected dementia and a full range of post diagnostic interventions, linking with third sector providers. 

We will ensure that our investment and focus is primarily on maximising the independence and choice of older people and that the initiatives we take will enable more people to be supported at home (whether their own home or a care home) with reduced reliance on Acute Inpatient care.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Older people tend to experience health and social care systems as fragmented and poorly co-ordinated. To achieve our objectives set out above, we will need to work together with partners in primary, acute and social care to ensure a more integrated approach to care pathways, delivering a more person centred approach with improved access to services, providing genuine alternatives to hospital admission.

2. Actions

  • Memory Assessment Services

    Continued development of a comprehensive model for memory assessment services across Kent and Medway, promoting access to assessment and diagnosis for increased numbers of service users.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Development of service user and carer engagement

    KMPT will continue to develop service user and carer involvement in the design and promotion of our services. KMPT will continue to support the service user envoy project for people with dementia, and increase the involvement of users and carers in recruitment to clinical posts, the training of our staff, and the delivery of post diagnostic services. Keith Oliver has been identified as our Service User Envoy and has attended the DAA at national level.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

  • Promotion of Integrated Care Pathways

    The Trust is actively working alongside key partners such as acute and community providers to promote greater integration of services for older people, improving access to services and promoting assessment and diagnosis. GP practices now have named individual clinicians with whom they can liaise, and many of these are now represented in neighborhood care teams or similar. We are at stage 2 of a bid to become a Pioneer site in Kent, and are progressing actions to deliver dementia awareness training to other organisations and to develop cross-organisation induction.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Promotion of Integrated Care Pathways

    The Trust is actively working alongside key partners such as acute and community providers to promote greater integration of services for older people, improving access to services and promoting assessment and diagnosis. GP practices now have named individual clinicians with whom they can liaise, and many of these are now represented in neighborhood care teams or similar. We are at stage 2 of a bid to become a Pioneer site in Kent, and are progressing actions to deliver dementia awareness training to other organisations and to develop cross-organisation induction.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member