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College Lane Surgery

College Lane Surgery is a GP Practice in Ackworth and Thorpe Audlin near Pontefract West Yorkshire. We care for over 9100 patients and as a team are committed to providing excellent care to our community. Our team includes 5 partners, Salaried GP's, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, District Nursing, Health Visitors, Chiropody, Midwife, Counselling, Physiotherapy, In addition, we have ultrasound, Audiology, Health Trainers and screening services available to our patients. The Carers Group and Patient Participation Group meet regularly and the whole team work together deliver excellence in primary care. We are a training practice for GP Registrars, Foundation Doctors, Medical and Nursing students.

8 February 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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 discuss your care needs and wishes with you, to ensure you have choice and can influence any decision that are made regarding your health and wellbeing.  As part of ongoing care, we will endeavour to provide you with the information and access to services to best suit your individual needs.

The GP's, nurses and all staff at College Lane Surgery will complete Dementia Friendly training to support our patients and their carers and families to provide a supportive environment.

The surgery will continue to work with our community, hospitals and care providers to provide seamless and personal care together with you.


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

Delivering Care:  Increasing diagnosis of Dementia needs effective and timely diagnosis and referral pathways being available.

Require:  The integration of IT systems and communication links between all care provider organisations in delivering a complete medical record.  This would ensure all the elements of the patients care and any plans are available to inform and optimise care.

Raise Awareness:  To inform the general public of the services and options for support that are available.  Suggestion:  Local Alzheimer's Society could provide a coordinated list of resources and offer Patient Workshops to raise awareness.

Resouces:  To improve surgery "Dementia Friendly" environment.


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    90% of Staff will complete "Dementia Friends" awareness sessions - May 2015

  • Surgery Environment

    Complete Kings Fund "EHE Environmental Assessment Tool" with Patient Representatives.  Analyse outcome with local Alzhiemer's Society and agree action plan and implimentation.  Share with patients via Website.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Communities

    Organise an event at the surgery for anyone in our community to attend to raise awareness and educate the public about Dementia and how they can become "Dementia Friends". Invite other "agencies" to attend e.g. Carers Wakefield and Age UK.

  • Promote "Dementia Friends" information and resources

    Work with local Alzhiemers Society to compile a resource /information guide for the community to use,  Provide this information on our practice website and in the surgery.