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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.      

2. Actions

  • 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