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NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS organisation responsible for the commissioning of appropriate healthcare service for the population groups in Merton

Updated:
13 May 2014
Location:
London
Sectors:
Clinical Commissioning Group
Local Alliances:
Merton 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?

The three actions identified by Merton CCG hopes to support the delivery of better outcomes for people with dementia in Merton.

1)    Appointing a Dementia  Champion : By being an early adopter set the pace for improving identification and care for people with dementia in GP practices

2)    Sign up of other key organisations: Increase the awareness of dementia in the community and allows the development and support for creating a more dementia friendly environment.  

It also prompts relevant organisations to invest in dementia education and research thereby preventing early onset and risk reduction.

3)    Dementia awareness training across all Merton practices: Fosters equity in provision of care for people with dementia across Merton. People at risk will hopefully be offered proactive care leading to early diagnosis and intervention, leading to better quality of life. 

Well informed practices will also mean better support for patients to make decisions their own care, treatment and decisions about later life stages.

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

The key challenges to delivering these outcomes

  • Assurance that all practices in Merton will have signed up to a Dementia Friend initiative.
  • Identifying which of the practices have signed up but are unable to fully support patients experiencing dementia and therefore unable to access services and support
  • Raise awareness of dementia in all partner organisations and the key issues to all  staff and stakeholders
  • Being an advocate and raise awareness of the services and support that can be offered to people with dementia, their families and carers
  • To help stop loneliness and isolation in residents with dementia
  • To support people with dementia to have a voice in their care and wellbeing

2. Actions

  • Appoint a “ Dementia Friend” at Colliers Wood and Lavender Road Surgery

    being an early adopter set the pace for improving identification and care for people with dementia in GP practices

    Status:
    Completed

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Sign up of key NHS organisations in and around Merton (including SWL area), to sign up to the MDDA

    Improve care and enhance patient experience of people with dementia and their carers.

    Maximise the support of local organisations for people with dementia and carers.

    Raise awareness of dementia and what is being done to improve the quality of life for patients with dementia

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Organise dementia awareness training in all Merton GP practices

    All practices will develop skills in recognising people presenting with dementia, change their approach appropriately, offer help and signpost

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member