MAC Clinical Research, Cannock

Clinical Research Organisation specialising in nuroscience. Currenly investigatiing new medications and treatments for Dementia through clinical research.

Updated:
27 April 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local DAA Members, Research Sector, Social Care, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance, Cannock Chase 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?

MAC Clinical Research are actively working with community and charity organisations to raise awareness of clinical research into Dementia within the local area. This is achieved by supporting local carers charities, attending carers groups and organising resaerch opportunity cafes within the area to highlight options available to a patient and their carers and allow them an infomed choice of becomming an invaluable part of Dementia Resaerch.

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

Most medical research opportunities are avialble only to patients with mild MCI or Dementia. This is due to the new medications being investigated have the potential to slow the progression of the disease in those with early onset dementia, therefore it has been a challenge to find patients that are recently diagnosed with mild to moderate symptoms.

Member website

www.macplc.com

2. Actions

  • Dementia Research Cafes / Clinics for people affected by the disease.

    MAC Clinical Research intend to implement monthly research cafes within the libraries accross Staffordshire in order to allow people affected with Dementia to speak with specialist research physicians, nurses and the clinical team to find out about research options and opportunties that may benefit them.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raising Dementia Research Awareness within Staffordshire

    MAC Clinical Research Cannock are committed to working with the community to raise awareness of current research into the disease. This consists of attending carers groups, support groups, local advertising, joint advertising, community events and social events.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Quarterly Dementia Research Awareness Open Days

    MAC Clinical Research Cannock are implementing quarterly Dementia Research Awareness days at various locations accross staffordshire. The events will play host to many services and facilitators providing information on all dementia friendly services within the community along with allowing patients and carers to speak with the research team about current research opportunities, benefits of research for the patient and hopes for the future. These will be free all day events.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friends Sessions

    Certain staff members are to become Dementia Champions further emphasising our commitment and allowing us to conduct Dementia Friends Sessions both in the community and at our clinic.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Research Awareness Days

    Plan and host a Dementia Research Awareness day every 6 months within the local community. The events are host to various community services and organisations that support people living with Dementia along with being a sociable day out for the general public to raise awareness of the condition, research into the condition and local services available to them.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Community Cafes

    MAC Clinical Research will be launching their community cafes in the summer of 2017 providing a social and welcoming atmosphere for anyone living with a chronic condition including Dementia. Cafes will include information points, specialist speakers, entertainment, refreshments and networking for the local community.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New members