Belgrave Medical Centre

GP practice providing care to 11500 patients.

Updated:
25 November 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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?

It is important that people with dementia have regular checkups with their GP and see them as soon as possible if they develop any health concerns.

Treating even minor complaints can make a considerable difference to a person's wellbeing.

GPs can offer a range of support to a person with dementia, including general advice on ways of preventing illness and promoting fitness medical advice and treatment, referrals to specialist help and other services.

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

Staff understanding of dementia.

Time / Resources to implement change.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    All staff members to become Dementia Friends including GP's.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Improve diagnosis rates

    Check patients with associated codes who are not already on the dementia register and add to the register if necessary.

    GP's to act promptly when dementia is suspected and refer to the memory clinic.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Appointment reminder

    Add flag to the system when a patient with dementia has an appointment, staff members to contact patients on the day to remind them.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Awareness Week

    Raise awareness of dementia during Dementia Awareness Week 2017 by using display boards in reception and also on Facebook.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member