Slaithwaite Health Centre

Slaithwaite Health Centre i sa GP practice with responsibility for approx. 4,742 patients within Holmfirth and the surrounding area. We provide the healthcare, support and guidance for everyone registered with Slaithwaite Health Centre, 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:
18 October 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Clinical Commissioning Group, Health, 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 Slaithwaite Health Centre to make a difference, is to increase the awareness of dementia throughout 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 Slaithwaite Health Centre is time. By Slaithwaite Health Centre 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

    Slaithwaite Health Centre 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, Slaithwaite Health Centre will review and reflect on how further changes and improvements might be made for the benefit of all patients.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Enhanced services

    Participating in the enhanced services scheme for Dementia which includes proactive identification of individuals with dementia and offering them health checks.

    Status:
    Planning, Implementation