NHS England

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care. We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving. NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services. We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision.

Updated:
31 August 2016
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioners Sector, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Medical

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?

1. NHS England is supporting personal choice and control agenda by working to formalise the implementation of a dementia care plan at the point of diagnosis. The care plan will be a live document owned by the person living with dementia where personal choice can be expressed and advanced decisions taken and documented.

2. NHS England is supporting the provision of services tailored to the needs of a person with dementia by working to improve the provision of post diagnostic support nationally.

3. NHS England is supporting people with dementia to live well by encouraging annual reviews for people living with dementia where their care plan can be reviewed.

4.  NHS England is supporting people with dementia to know what is available locally in terms of support by piloting a dementia advisor/ care coordinator function nationally. This will enable people with dementia and their carers to have a single point of contact which can direct them to local support services.

5. NHS England is supporting people with dementia in their environment by encouraging people to live well and more independently at home as the home environment is more familiar and therefore safer for a person with dementia. NHS England has also been working with CCGs and care home providers to improve these environments for people living with dementia.

6. NHS England is supporting the social movement for dementia by supporting the  Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends Campaign.

7. NHS England is supporting the research agenda by working with Join Dementia Research to get more people with dementia involved in research.

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

All of these outcomes are reliant on sufficient resource, which is lacking in the NHS with budgets already stretched. This means that commissioners need to be innovative when commissioning local services, making sure to use the assets already available in the local area.

Member website

www.england.nhs.uk/

2. Actions

  • Personal Choice and Control

    NHS England is supporting personal choice and control agenda by working to formalise the implementation of a dementia care plan at the point of diagnosis. The care plan will be a live document owned by the person living with dementia where personal choice can be expressed and advanced decisions taken and documented.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016

  • Post diagnostic support

    NHS England is supporting the provision of services tailored to the needs of a person with dementia by working to improve the provision of post diagnostic support nationally.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016

  • Annual reviews

    NHS England is supporting people with dementia to live well by encouraging annual reviews for people living with dementia where their care plan can be reviewed.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016

  • Care coordination

    NHS England is supporting people with dementia to know what is available locally in terms of support by piloting the dementia advisor/ care coordinator function nationally. This will enable people with dementia and their carers to have a single point of contact which can direct them to local support services.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016

  • Living independently

    NHS England is supporting people with dementia in their enviroment by encouraging people to live well and more independently at home as the home enviroment is more familiar and therefore safer for a person with dementia. NHS England has also been working with CCGs and care home providers to improve these environments for people living with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016

  • Dementia Friends

    NHS England is supporting the social movement for dementia by supporting the  Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends Campaign.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016

  • Dementia Research

    NHS England is supporting the research agenda by working with Join Dementia Research to get more people with dementia involved in research.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member: June 2016