The Village Surgery
We are a GP Practice based in Thurcroft Rotherham. www.thurcroftsurgery.co.uk
- 5 July 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- 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?
The surgery is committed to all our patients and will are developing a dedicated information pack that will be available to all newly diagnosed patients by the GP and available to all from the reception.
A dedicated notice board will be developed and regularly updated
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The practice does not at present see many problems in delivering the outcomes apart from the time to initially implement the ideas and prepare the ideas.
Increasing diagnosis rates
Gp’s actively engage in increasing diagnosis rates and consider using the Worried about your Memory campaign- ask for details –aim to increase diagnosis rates in Rotherham
Plan to increase this by working in partnership with others to screen patients over 50 with long term conditions who may be a risk of developing dementia ,especially elderly house bound
Identifcation of patients with dementia
Flag patients records to indicate when a patient has Dementia and memory problems – smaller practices may consider new employees
On going support after diagnosis
Provide after diagnosis support ,collaboratively working with any other third parties who are working toward ensuring that People with Dementia live well as they are able
Referral’s made to Social Prescribing
Referral’s made to Carers Resilience
Ensure there is availability of a quite are in case a PWD or carers is distressed someone is distressed
- Being implemented
Staff Dementia Awareness Training
Ensure all staff in the practice have Dementia awareness training and that this is built in to training plans as essential
Ensure all staff are signed up as Dementia Friends
Staff are given the information from the AZ Service facing guidance booklet to enhance patient care
Creating a dementia friendly enviroment
Have knowledge of good design in relation to dementia – using the RDAA and the stirling website for information . Consideration given to Dementia Friendly environment’s when any refurbishment/ re decorating work is carried out.
Provision of information
Ensure Alzheimers society literature is available ,displayed
Create an information pack for newly diagnosed PWD and their carers – including details about the Carers information and support programme run by AZ society
Provision of topical notice boards including areas featuring signposting points for People and cares living with dementia
Promotion of Rotherheam Dementia Action Alliance
We will as a team encourage other organisations to become members of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance and positive actions that they can make