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East Surrey CCG DAA

Background of community

Our membership of 18 local GP practices can really get to know our patients so that we can be more responsive to local needs, and commission high quality and safe health services that make the best use of public money.

Dementia is a national concern and is everyone’s responsibility. As a CCG, we have been working hard to embed the well pathway in the care of our patients with dementia. We are also passionate to get an early diagnosis for our patients so that good clinical care could be provided to them. It seems a natural step forward to form a local Dementia Action Alliance wherein all the good work towards dementia can be streamlined under one umbrella.

We would review our actions at the quarterly dementia core working group meetings where all stakeholders with an interest in dementia meet to plan the way forward. We would also liaise with Alzheimer’s society for regular reviews


 This East Surrey CCG DAA has identified the following priority areas

  • Identify dementia champions to attend the induction training 

  • Roll out the Dementia Friends programme for the staff at CCG to become dementia friend 

  • Work towards Dementia Friendly GP practices 

  • User workshops

  • Education at care homes to the carers

Annual Update Oct 2017

Our regular group comprises clinicians from surgeries, the local hospital, CMHT team and patients with dementia and a carer. These are the areas we have worked on:

  • We have had dementia awareness commitment from 16 of our 18 practices
  • We have heavily promoted the TIHM for dementia study
  • We have delivered 3 talks to fellow clinicians across the CCG on: use of anti-psychotics, dementia awareness session delivered to the Medicines Management Team, and Managing 'Challenging' Behaviour
  • We have explored the clinicians dementia referral form and reviewed procedures
  • We are planning to develop a GP's Dementia Resource Pack for practitioners which will be available on DXSS
  • We are currently working on mapping the dementia pathway in our CCG



 Meetings are held quarterly

How to join the LDAA

Contact: Dr Paul Hamilton 

Email: paul.hamilton4@nhs.net

To join please complete the Action Plan document found here: Alliance Member Registration Form