The services offered by our Community Pharmacy are; Dispense NHS and private prescriptions, Emergency supplies of medicines, Safe disposal of medicines, Health Advice and Self Care, Promotion of healthy lifestyles, New Medicines Service, Medicines Use Review, Travel Health Meds, Care home services,
- 5 August 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Pharmaceutical, Health
- Local Alliances:
- Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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 will raise awareness of dementia within our locality and can signpost to organisations that can facilitate early diagnosis and/or provide information, support and guidance.
We will be kind and compassionate to people living with dementia and their carers and ensure all members of the team are trained and understand that each person is unique. For example removing language barriers so that relevant information can be given to people who speak different languages.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Finding time to deliver the staff training will be a challenge.
This is also a factor in delivering the advice to patients or spending that bit longer with patients as a busy pharmacy can give the impression that there is too little time to discuss personal matters with the patient
Organise a Dementia Friends session for staff
Arrange a Dementia Friends session for all staff
Appoint a dementia champion
Attend other relevant training
Medicine management and patient review
We will conduct medication reviews on at risk patient that have been identified by our trained pharmacist. This will take into account lifestyle factors within patients homes to optimise the medicines.
Raising awareness in the local community
Supply literature and educate local business and carers about the Alzheimer's society.
Attend local meetings from the Alzheimer's society to get up to date information.
Work in partnership with other Dementia Friendly organisations, health care professionals, the Alzheimer’s Society and local community groups to provide an environment where dementia sufferers and their carers can access support and advice with dignity, respect and understanding.