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Alvaston Medical Centre

Our mission at AMC is to provide high quality healthcare which reflects our values of excellence, respect and compassion; ensuring that our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We will explore innovative ways of delivering care and through development and training, will support our caring and motivated staff, in order to continually improve our service.

10 October 2019
East Midlands
GP Surgery
Local Alliances:
Derbyshire 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?

We would like to become a Dementia Friendly Practice. I and another colleague have recently been to a Dementia Friend Session and after that arranged for a Dementia Session for the whole practice.

We have recently just ordered some new signage to the practice and would like someone to come out and advise on anything else that we can update.

We as a practice are very keen to make our practice become a better place for people with Dementia and to help the carers who care for them with Dementia also.

Our approach is to allow individuals to make informed decisions following the receipt of appropriate care

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

Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: Developing the right people with the right skills and the foundation to make progress against these longer-term outcomes and objectives.

Making staff aware on direct services they can refer patients/carers to

2. Actions

  • Training to all staff

    Ensuring that all practice Staff having awareness and understanding of how people are affected by dementia. This will ensure that people living with dementia and their carers receive a good quality services when visiting the practice.

  • Friendly Environment

    To make our surgery a dementia friendly enviroment  and review our surgeries enviroment with the dementia friendly enviroment checklist

    Being implemented
  • Supporting

    All patients with Dementia have been invited to identify thier main carer and we will offer them carer support and encouraged emergency care planning. They are also offered a regular health check and annual flu vaccine.

    Being implemented