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Emsworth Surgery

We are a GP Surgery with 13,000 registered patients and a branch surgery at Westbourne.

15 September 2015
Medical, Health
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?

We aim to identify all patience with dementia so that they can be properly assessed and treated. We hold a Carer's register and work constantly to try and identify carers.

Many of our staff members have attended the Dementia Friendly Workshop locally so together we can work towards making our surgery a safe and dementia friendly environment for our patients and visitors. 

The Project Manager from the Dementia Quality Improvement Programme has been to visit the GPs and nurses and is coming again to the Practice in the near future to deliver training for staff members.

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

It is not always easy to identify carers as those caring for a loved one do not always consider that they are indeed carers. It is therefor important that staff members recognise these people  and encourage them to register with the Practice as carers and, if possible, get the patient that they are caring for as well to register as being cared for. This then enables a better communication between the carer, the patient and the Practice.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness for staff

    Ensure all staff attend a dementia awareness raising session.

    Being implemented
  • Environment

    Review the environment of premises.

    Being implemented
  • Information point

    Become an info point with details for local support services.

    Being implemented
  • Info

    More specific understanding of some of the local services

  • Feedback

    Feedback of specific problems to the Local Dementia Action group.

  • Carer's clinic

    Carer's clinic to be held at the surgery on a regular bases.


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