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Market Weighton Community Nurses

Community nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. We provide care and support for patients out of hospital, often in clinics which are based in GP surgeries or within health centres. We also visit people at home if they are housebound. We get to forge a better relationship with a patient and their family and can provide holistic care which is really focused on the individual person within their own home. We’re dealing with a huge variety of patients with a huge variety of conditions which need looking after. As well as providing direct patient care, nurses in the community also have a teaching role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives. We play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

22 September 2015
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

By increasing our dementia knowledge and awareness we will be more able to provide a service that meets the needs of patients with dementia. We will act as a facilitator to sign post carers to the services/equipment they may require to enhance daily living.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    We want to increase our dementia awareness so that we can provide a better service for people with dementia. Some of our staff have already attended a Dementia Friends session, however we would like all staff to attend a session and are in the process of arranging our next session. Two of our staff have undertaken dementia training courses and we are also looking at the Scie  Dementia e learning modules.

    Planning, Implementation
  • Dementia Champion

    We will appoint a Dementia Champion to be the ‘go-to’ person for dementia within our team. This person will be responsible for our DAA action plan and for helping us to improve the skills of our team.

  • Publicity of the DAA

    We will support and promote the work of the DAA where possible, such as by publicising, supporting, and attending DAA information and networking events.