NHS Heywood Middleton & Rochdale and Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale is the leader of health in the Rochdale borough. As a Primary Care Trust, we work hard to improve the health and well-being of every person living in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.  The NHS is not just about treating illness, it also helps you to stay healthy and not get ill in the first place.  We do this by working closely with other NHS organisations, Rochdale Borough Council, healthcare professionals and many other healthcare providers. We cover a population of more than 206,000 over 20 wards.  Our population has significantly poorer health compared to the rest of the country, with more deprived areas, so we focus on helping people in these areas to live longer and happier lives. 

From April 2013, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale will be replaced by Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG).

Updated:
25 October 2013
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Health, Care

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? 

Our vision is for people in the borough to live well with dementia we will deliver with partner agencies the outcomes of the Rochdale Borough local dementia strategy. 

In partnership NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale MBC will ensure people with Dementia, and their carers, are getting the help and support they need to stay safe, well and independent for as long as possible. 

The local action plan encompasses work to address key areas recognised by the DH to deliver better dementia care:   

  • Good quality diagnosis and intervention for all 
  • Improved quality of care in hospitals 
  • Living well with Dementia in care homes 
  • Reduction in antipsychotic prescribing for Dementia 
  • Taking care of carers 
  • Better support in the community 

The Council and HMR CCG is committed to creating more dementia friendly communities and will work with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to raise awareness of the condition and enable communities to provide practical help and support to dementia sufferers. 

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

To build good relationships with all partners and providers to deliver the Dementia “Pathway” for Rochdale Borough this will improve outcomes for dementia sufferers their families and carers 

To manage the increasing demographic growth in the numbers of people with dementia within challenging financial constraints 

To meet the diversity and complexity of needs of people with dementia 

To ensure the availability of appropriate and relevant training that meets the requirements of professionals, carers and the public across the borough. 

2. Actions

  • Develop a joined-up care

    We will develop a joined-up care for people with Dementia – that means all the organisations and professionals that a person needs (for examples GPs, community mental health nurses and social care workers) will work together to provide one seamless service. 

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  • Raise awareness about Dementia

    We will raise awareness about Dementia and look at access to information and advice, so that people can get the help that they need, when they need it. 

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  • Help our GPs

    We will help our GPs become more confident about diagnosing Dementia earlier by giving them better training and education opportunities around the condition, and clearer guidelines to follow. 

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  • Help intermediate care staff

    We will help intermediate care staff become better at supporting people with Dementia, by giving them easier access to advice and expertise when they need it, as well as training opportunities and clear guidelines. 

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  • Wellbeing cafes

    We will continue to deliver wellbeing cafes across the Borough, so that service users and carers can access information, support and guidance 

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  • Develop community services

    We’ll develop community services so they can offer people with Dementia a wider range of ‘care at home’ options if people want them.

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  • Improve the quality of care in hospitals

    We will look at how we can improve the quality of care in hospitals and care homes for people with Dementia and ensure that these places can evidence that they are making improvements in Dementia care. 

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  • Robust plans to reduce high usage

    We will look at robust plans to reduce high usage of anti psychotics amongst people with Dementia by working alongside GPs and hospital teams.

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  • Improving quality of care for those living with Dementia

    We will focus on improving quality of care for people living with Dementia. Especially those who are coming to the end of their lives. 

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