Newsome Surgery

Newsome Surgery is a GP practice with responsibility for approx. 6,283 patients within Huddersfield and surrounding area. We provide the healthcare, support and guidance for everyone registered with Newsome Surgery, 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:
25 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 Newsome Surgery 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 Newsome Surgery is time. By Newsome Surgery 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

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

    Status:
    Planning
  • Community awareness raising

    We work closely with the pharmacy monitoring vulnerable people and they have dementia friends on their staff, it is our intention to speak to local shops making them aware we are a safe place and maybe asking if they would like to participate as awareness is key to the project as is enabling individuals with dementia to live as full a life as possible.

    Status:
    Planning