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Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A major healthcare provider in eastern England that is best for patients and great to work for.

Updated:
4 January 2017
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Peterborough Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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 identify our patients who have Dementia at an early stage in the admission process and ensure everyone involved in the care is aware.
* we will work as partners in care with the patient and their family and or carer, using the 'This is me' booklet to enhance the care planning.
* We will commit to training our staff in basic awareness of Dementia
* We will commit to having a skilled Dementia Champion on every in-patient ward who has been through a 3 day course provided by accredited trainers.
* we will commit to enhancing our environment to orientate patients to time and place and increase comfort in the clinical environment.
* we will monitor our length of stay of our Dementia patients with the aim of further reducing it thus reducing the risks associated with hospital care.
* We will communicate effectively with our patients GP and inform them of any assessments and changes that may have taken place during the in-patient episode.

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

Our key challenges are:-
* Ensuring that the Trust Board and staff see that Dementia is a key priority for future commissioning and that we are ready to meet that challenge and sustain the current initiatives and improvements to benefit patients.
* Providing a Dementia Friendly Trust where patients feel safe and well cared for by skilled and knowledgable staff.
* Access to 'Specialist services and memory clinics' that can assess patients in a timely manner to achieve early diagnosis.
* Obtaining feedback from our patients and carers regarding our services and knowing whether we got it right.
* Engaging with Patients in the early stages of the disease to make informed choices about their future and as the disease progresses to have a life plan of preferred priorities of care.
* Signposting patients and carers to services including voluntary sector services which will give advice and support

2. Actions

  • Our Chief Nurse is our Trust Lead for Dementia

    Our Chief Nurse is our Trust Lead for Dementia. The Chief Nurse informs the Trust board of the dementia developments happening within the Trust. 

    The Trust has a Dementia Specialist Nurse in post. The Dementia Specialist Nurse keeps the Chief Nurse informed of the Trust dementia developments.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Care for people with dementia. To ensure that all patients admitted to the Trust have person-centred care and their individual care needs adressed. To ensure that the carers needs are considered too.

    People and skills.To provide Trust staff with a 3 Tier dementia awareness training centred around person-centred care and good communication. To support ad upskill Trust staff on Dementia care.

    Dementia friendly communities.To develop dementia friendly environments within the Trust both in the in-patient and out-patient areas. Looking at relaxed, calming environments and stimulation activity programmes. 

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Managed Clinical Network stream

    The Trust has committed to the Managed Clinical Network stream for Dementia for the Midlands and East(East Of England).

    The Dementia Specialist Nurse networks with other regional and National specialists via twitter and attending networking days/conferences and dementia congress. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    2017 - First quarter updated

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member 

  • Project Lead for the Dementia CQUIN

    We ensure that the service from the National Dementia/Delirium CQUIN is completed with the Trust. The lead for this service is the Trust Dementia Specialist Nurse.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member 

  • An Established Dementia Steering Group

    We have an established Dementia Steering Group with action plan which was developed as a result of the NDS. The Trust Dementia Specialist Nurse leads on these meetings.

    We have a Trust Dementia -Friendly Hospital Charter which was developed as part of a DAA action.

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    2017 - First quarter updated

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Identify patient using an internal system called E-track

    We identify patient using an internal system called E-track and patients with a diagnosis of Dementia have a @forget me not' flower symbol attached to their record,  this is shared within the multidisciplinary team.

    Patients also have a person-centred care plan in the form of the Alzheimer's society 'This is me booklet'. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    2017 - First quartere updated

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • The Trust is currently looking at a 'RAID' type team

    The Trust is currently looking at a 'RAID' type team.

    The Trust is not developing this type of team anymore. They are presently investing and developing a Frail Elderly Unit in line with the National CQUIN.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    2017 - First quarter updated

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member