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Swallownest Health Centre

Primary GP's Surgery Open 8.30 till 6.30 Monday to Friday Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription and make or cancel an appointment.

Updated:
26 March 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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 are committed to making sure that all staff in the practice have Dementia awareness training and will encourage them to become “Dementia Friends”. Our GP’s and other clinical staff will actively engage in the Worried about your memory campaign with the aim of increasing diagnosis rates in Rotherham and we will ensure Carers of People With Dementia are registered on our practice “Carers Register”.

 

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

As an organisation we must ensure that all our staff are involved in delivering a dementia-friendly service and to achieve this the    correct training will be needed for all.

2. Actions

  • Indentification of Paitents with memory problems /Dementia

    Flag patients records to indicate when a patient has Dementia and      memory problems

    Status:
    Planning
  • Identifing Paitients at greater risk

    Have conditions which are predisposed to individuals developing dementia on the At Risk register to provide a prompt diagnosis

    Status:
    Planning
  • Working in Partnership with other Organisations

    Work in partnership with Age UK  to screen patients over 50 with long term conditions who may be a risk of developing dementia ,especially elderly house bound .

    Status:
    Planning
  • After Diagnosis and support

    Provide after diagnosis support ,collaboratively working with …              AZ Society ,Age UK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crossroads care- Carers Resilience Project                                                Homeinstead

    Status:
    Planning
  • Registration of Carers

    Ensure Carers of PWD are registered as a carer and support is offered and issues are looked out for.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Staff Awareness Training

    Ensure all staff in the practice have Dementia awareness training – this is built in to training plans as essential

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Dementia Action Alliance - awareness

    Ensure all staff have knowledge of Dementia Action Alliance Rotherham

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure all staff are signed up as Dementia Friends                                                                                               

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Enviromental Restructuring

    Have knowledge of good design in relation to dementia – consider designed concepts when changes are made

    Work with Stuart Carr requesting

    Dementia Friendly signage

    Coloured toliet seats  

     

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Provision of Dementia Based Information

    Provision of Alzheimers Society information on Dementia Knowlege

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Signposting and services information

    Information is avaliable to provide information on the support that is out there from organizations - AZ Society - Carers Information and support Programme  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Red Screen Information

    Information to be displayed on the red Screen - controlled within the practice on

    Dementia Friends,Dementia Action Alliance Rotherham ,Dementia Friendly Communities ,Worried about your Memory  and support services

     

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Television Commuication

    Use of Televisons in the practice to raise awareness

    Work being carried out with Ken Clayton to drive this forward

    Status:
    Planning
  • Information on Practice Web site

    Addition of information  to the practice website on a variery of points and awareness of services

    Status:
    Planning
  • Promotion Of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

    To other organizations and practices across Rotherham

    Status:
    Planning
  • Visitors Books

    GP's will promote the visitors books for Patients who are living by themselves to help the understanding of health professional making visits

    Status:
    Planning