Gibson Pharmacy

Community pharmacists were known in the past as chemists. Like GPs, community pharmacists are part of the NHS family. Every day about 1.6 million people visit a pharmacy in England. Community pharmacies are situated in high street locations, in neighbourhood centres, in supermarkets and in the heart of the most deprived communities. Many are open long hours when other health care professionals are unavailable. There are several different types and sizes of community pharmacies, ranging from the large chains with shops on every High Street or in edge of town supermarkets, to small individually owned pharmacies in small communities, in the suburbs and often in deprived areas or rural settings. The traditional role of the community pharmacist as the healthcare professional who dispenses prescriptions written by doctors has changed. In recent years community pharmacists have been developing clinical services in addition to the traditional dispensing role to allow better integration and team working with the rest of the NHS.

Updated:
24 September 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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?

Provide awareness and support to patients and their families in the hope it will enable them to live as normal a life as possible. Being approachable and knowledgable, signposting where appropriate.

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

  • Making patients and their families aware
  • Stigma associated with having a mental health problem
  • Making staff aware of conditions and how to be approachable and deal with situations
  • Other organisations NOT being dementia friendly

Previous bad experiences

2. Actions

  • Staff team development, education and training.

     

    Dementia friendly

    Safe place

    Monitor purchases of products e.g. analgesics / St. Johns Wort

    Involvement in public health campaigns

    MURs and NMS

     

     

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Linking to local communities

     Make surgeries aware

     Make other organisations aware e.g. taxi’s, local businesses

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Members