Colne Valley Family Doctors

Colne Valley Family Doctors is a GP practice with responsibility for approx. 6,136 patients within Huddersfield and surrounding area. We provide the healthcare, support and guidance for everyone registered with Colne Valley Family Doctors, and as a membership practice of NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GHCCG) we are striving towards supporting patients to live longer, happier and healthier lives.

Updated:
8 January 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health, Clinical Commissioning Group, Medical
Local Alliances:
Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

The simplest and most effective way for Colne Valley Family Doctors to make a difference, is to increase awareness of dementia within all our practice staff via Dementia Friends.

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

The biggest challenge for Colne Valley Family Doctors is time. By Colne Valley Family Doctors working in partnership across GHCCG, with other health and social care providers in Kirklees, we hope to be able to make steady progress in improving what we do with all patients.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Colne Valley Family Doctors will encourage all practice staff to watch the Dementia Friends film at www.dementiafriends.org.uk to become a dementia friend.

    For those who are interested to know more, we will encourage staff to participate in the eLearning resources at www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Raise awareness of dementia

    As staff become Dementia Friends by watching the video or attending a session we will encourage them to proudly wear their badge.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Going forward

    Working alongside our GHCCG member practices, and other colleagues, organisations and individuals within Kirklees, Colne Valley Family Doctors will review and reflect on how further changes and improvements might be made for the benefit of all patients.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Carers support group

    We are hoping to set up a support group for carers within the Colne Valley.  This will incorporate both Colne Valley Family Doctors and Marsden Health Centre. We are working very closely with the Marsden Patient Reference Group. 

    Status:
    Planning