Pfizer Limited

Pharmaceutical Resarch and Manufacturing Pfizer Sandwich is based at the Discovery Park Science Park. The 650 Pfizer colleagues at the site work within the company's pilot plant production and solid and liquid dose manufacturing facilities, as well as other functions including Worldwide Safety and Regulatory; Quality Assurance; Commercial Business Units and Business Support Functions (HR, BT, Finance, Patents etc.)

Updated:
16 March 2015
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Health, Pharmaceutical
Local Alliances:
Kent Dementia Action Alliance, Thanet Dementia Action Alliance, Dover and Deal Dementia Action Alliance, Sandwich 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?

Through Pfizer's support for the Dementia Friendly Communities project, and a major sponsor of the project in 2013, the company is working to raise awareness of the effects of dementia and suppor services availalbe. This is being led by a presentation at the site by the local DFC co-ordinator, Peter Marsh. Peter and members of local Age UK organisations will speak to colleagues in May to educate on how dementia patients can be better supported in the community and how the project is working to achieve that goal. In addition they will provide information on how those impacted by the condition can reach out for support, and will encourage colleagues to become a 'Dementia Friend'.

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

We have a wide audience at the site, with the biggest challenge being colleague engagement given that people are here in a working capacity.

Member website

www.pfizer.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Join the Dementia Action Alliance and encourage others to do so

    We will join the Dementia Action Alliance and talk to colleagues, suppliers and others about it

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raise awareness of dementia with colleagues

    We will raise awareness of dementia, intially through a presentation to colleagues at Sandwich by local Dementia Friendly Communities Project coordinator

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Encourage colleagues to become ‘Dementia Friends’

    We will encourage colleagues to become 'Dementia Friends' by running sessions at work

    Status:

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member