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Dr T Gair & Partners

Middlestown Medical Centre is based in a small village outside Wakefield and covers a large rural area. There are 3 sites the practice works out of, the main one being in Middlestown itself; opening hours Monday to Friday 8.00am- 6.30pm , with an extended hours session on a Saturday morning for pre-booked appointments. The other sites are Emley and Flockton and these sites only open on certain days and times - not every day. The practice has 4 GP partners, 2 salaried GP's and currently 3 registrars on GP training (6-12 months). We also have 1 nurse practitioner, 3 practice nurses, 1 healthcare assistant , 1 phlebotomist, 6 admin staff and 5 dispensing staff.

Updated:
19 February 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health
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?

To hopefully get all staff a better understanding of dementia and the care needed to navigate the patients and their carers to gain the most relevant information with the most appropriate amount of detail that can easily be understood by them and to help them gain the support they need.

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

We need training and a greater understanding of the condition to enable us to communicate more effectively to ensure we provide the information the patient and carers need. To identify and give the information appropriately.

2. Actions

  • Improve Our understanding of Dementia

    Our manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    training booked for 16.9.2015 target session all staff and PPG invited.

  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    Go through the checklists in our public areas to see if we can identfy small changes to help dementia patients when they visit the practice.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raise Awareness within Local Practice Area

    Our PPG have already had an event which included Demenita, and an article went out in out in one of our news letters.  They are actively holding events at the practice to bring topics to the attention of our local population and I am sure this will be repeated

    Status:
    Being implemented