NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group brings together the combined expertise of 56 local GP practices to commission/buy health services on behalf of over 525,000 patients in Southern Derbyshire. Our vision is to continuously improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Southern Derbyshire, using all resources as fairly as possible. Improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers is a priority and as a clinical commissioning group we are well placed to work with our member GP practices, our patient population and local commissioning partners to improve the quality of new and existing services.

Updated:
9 October 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Clinical Commissioning Group
Local Alliances:
Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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?

Improving quality of life for people with dementia and their Carers is a priority area of work for SDCCG.  We work with Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, acute, community and mental health service providers as a partner in both Derbyshire County and Derby City Joint Dementia Commissioning Strategies

 The CCG has responded to the findings of local engagement with people with dementia and their carers and work on an ongoing basis to involve local people in service development

 Key improvements to date include:

Memory Assessment Services   Dementia Support Services  An all Age Inclusive Psychiatric Liaison Service at Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Supporting the development of dementia friendly communities and environments  Working with GPs to increase skills in dementia diagnosis and care planning  Supporting opportunities for engagement in research

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

The information, care and support needs of people with dementia requires a complex response which may involve, primary, secondary, social and residential care; family, friends, voluntary services and others. Working together with this wide range of stakeholders will be both challenging and rewarding

With an ageing population and significant rises in the prevalence of dementia together with the current financial challenges in the NHS, managing existing resources to meet growing demand will be a challenge.

2. Actions

  • Improve the Skills of the Dementia Care Workforce

    We will support the improvement of skills and awareness amongst the dementia care workforce to identify local need and support the development and promotion of appropriate education programmes for staff across a range of dementia care settings.  

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    Group established

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    A local task and finish group is to be put in place to support a co-ordinated approach

  • Joint Derbyshire Dementia Commissioning Strategy

    This strategy is a combined response to the views of local people and key national frameworks such as the National Dementia Strategy. It outlines the commissioning intentions of the four Derbyshire CCGs and Derbyshire County Council and a range of new and ongoing initiatives to achieve these.

     

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    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    The Derbyshire Dementia Strategy Action plan has been reviewed and updated for 2015-16

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    The action plan for this strategy has progressed well and is being reviewed

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    A Dementia Implementation Group with health, social care and voluntary sector representation is in place to support the roll-out of the strategy and a Joint Commisioning Group supports a partnership approach to commissioning plans and decisions in respect of the strategy and the dementia pathway

  • Implementation of the Derby City Dementia Strategy

    The strategy is a joint commitment from SDCCG and Derby City Council.  It reflects upon progress made to date within Derby City and outlines what the future priorities for improvement will be and how those improvements will be made. The Derby City Strategy was refreshed in 2014.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    The Derby City Dementia Strategy Action plan has been updated

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    The Derby City Dementia strategy has been refreshed and updated for 2014 to 2016

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    A Dementia implementation Group with health, social care, voluntary sector and a Joint Commissioning group supports a partnership approach to commissioning plans and decisions in respect of the startegy and the dementia pathway.

  • Joint Commissioning

    A Joint Commissioning Group including all local CCGs, Derbyshire County Council, Public Health and Derby City Counci lsupports the planning and delivery of dementia services and initiatives in Derbyshire and Derby City.  This approach helps joined up working and a cohesive approach to service planning.

    Status:
    Planning