West Hants Clinical Commissioning Group

To be consistently recognised for commissioning and enabling the delivery of high quality patient centred healthcare, which is innovative, equitable, efficient, effective and, where possible, prevention based, contributing to the healthiest population in England. Commissioning integrated, quality, accessible healthcare, where patients and their carers are treated fairly, have choice and take greater control of their health throughout their life. Involving, listening, informing and acting on public, patient and GPs’ views to design services based upon patient need. Working with NHS England, neighbouring CCGs, local government, health care providers and the third sector to jointly commission healthcare services. Generating a culture of learning and growth to create a rewarding, safe, and healthy organisation. Using resources wisely and taking transparent decisions.

Updated:
8 September 2015
Sectors:
Health, Care, Medical
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

West Hampshire CCG leads the planning, procurement and development of health service to diagnose, treat and manage people with dementia. The CCG works to improve outcomes leading a partnership of GP’s, health providers, third sector providers, local government, patients, carers and the public and implementing locally developed plans. In West Hampshire priorities are improving access to a diagnosis, increasing the range of settings in which dementia can be identified and diagnosed and improving care, access to services and treatment for people with dementia and their carers after diagnosis has been made. 

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

There is a substantial increase predicated in the amount of people who live with dementia, as the population of West Hampshire becomes older. With many people living longer, healthier, more active lives it will be increasingly challenging to make a timely diagnosis. Increasing awareness and reducing stigma in order to encourage people to contact their GP with concerns about their memory is a key challenge for West Hampshire CCG.  The increase in people diagnosed and the need to manage and treat more people will also stretch resources and more efficient ways of screening, making a diagnosis and treating dementia will need to be established.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure dementia awareness is available to all CCG staff

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Leads

    Identify Dementia Leads for the 2 main offices (Eastleigh & Fareham) who will be trained to deliver dementia awareness sessions to staff on an on-going basis

    Status:
    Planning
  • Embed Dementia Awareness within the organisation

    Ensure dementia awareness is included in the staff health and well-being strategy and ensure dementia awareness training is part of the induction process for new employees. Add a dementia friendly page to the CCG website as part of staff health and wellbeing pages to raise awareness and inform staff of support if they or their family have memory concerns.  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Use Dementia Awareness to improve services for people affected by dementia

     Investigate ways in which the dementia awareness skills learnt can be applied by staff within the organisation to improve the quality of the services people affected by dementia use, ensuring their needs are met. Continue to raise awareness by undertaking activities in May 2016 Dementia awareness week.  Include dementia related examples in the Equality Impact Assessment training planned for 2015/16. Ensure opportunities for staff and members to raise their own awareness of dementia are available through training and development programmes e.g. Target meetings. 

    Status:
    Investigating

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