Bassetlaw CCG

Bassetlaw NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 12 GP practices organised collectively to commission health services for a population of approximately 114,931

Updated:
27 October 2014
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Other, Clinical Commissioning Group, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

 Bassetlaw NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 12 GP practices organised collectively to commission health services for a population of approximately 114,931. The market towns of Worksop and Retford are home to nearly 60% of the district’s population. The remainder of the population live in 73 villages. Bassetlaw is classified as a Rural 50 district, which indicates that between 50-80% of the population lives in rural areas. The wards with the largest number of rural households are Harworth, Carlton, Tuxford and Trent, Langold, Misterton and Blyth.

Our vision

A clinically led commissioning organisation, enabled and empowered by a supportive management team, which puts the needs of patients, carers and service users at the core of its business.


Bassetlaw NHS CCG will commission appropriate models of care for older and vulnerable people with complex needs, ensuring all patients are treated with dignity and respect. Carers will be offered support at appropriate points along the patient pathway. Improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers is a priority and as a local commissioning group we are well placed to work with our member GP practices and, our patient population and local commissioning partners to improve the quality of new and existing services.

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

Bassetlaw has an ageing population and the CCG are expecting to see the number of people with dementia double over the next 15 years. The challenge for the CCG will be to commission services differently to meet the increased demand whilst working in financially challenging times.

Competing priorities will continue to be a challenge; the continued support of the GPs will be required to ensure that a consistent message is given in primary care and that people are supported to seek a diagnosis in a timely manner.

2. Actions

  • Improve diagnosis rates through the newly commissioned Memory Assessment Services.

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  • Continue to provide training and support to General Practice in line with NICE guidelines and current best practice

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  • Better integrated local health and social care services in both community and acute setting

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  • Support patient and carers in crises through implementation of a local mental health intermediate care team

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  • Reduce the risk of crisis with community based mental health intermediate support

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  • Develop more integrated community care service able to care for patients both physical and mental health problems in their own homes

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  • Develop awareness campaigns to support early diagnosis

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  • Reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs through reviews of existing prescribing and implementation of new guidelines on use of antipsychotics for people with dementia

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  • Improve staff skills and knowledge of dementia in local acute and community providers building on the outcomes of the training CQUIN

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  • Improve GP support into, and relationships with, Care Homes improving quality of care and reducing inappropriate admission to hospitals

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  • Engage with programmes to deliver telecare and telehealth

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  • The CCG will aim to ensure that all new services will be developed with a dementia friendly approach

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