The Grange Group Practice
The Grange Group Practice is a GP practice with responsibility for approx. 16,970 patients within Huddersfield and surrounding area. We provide the healthcare, support and guidance for everyone registered with The Grange Group Practice, and as a membership practice of NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GHCCG) we are striving towards supporting patients to live longer, happier and healthier lives.
- 11 October 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Medical, Health, Clinical Commissioning Group
- Local Alliances:
- Kirklees 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?
The simplest and most effective way for The Grange Group Practice to make a difference, is to increase awareness of dementia within all our practice staff via Dementia Friends.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest challenge for The Grange Group Practice is time. By The Grange Group Practice working in partnership across GHCCG, with other health and social care providers in Kirklees, we hope to be able to make steady progress in improving what we do with all patients.
Improve our understanding of Dementia
The Grange Group Practice will encourage all practice staff to watch the Dementia Friends film at www.dementiafriends.org.uk to become a dementia friend.
For those who are interested to know more, we will encourage staff to participate in the eLearning resources at www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/
Raise awareness of dementia
As staff became Dementia Friends by watching the video or attending a session we will encourage them to register individually and proudly wear their badge.
Working alongside our GHCCG member practices, and other colleagues, organisations and individuals within Kirklees, The Grange Group Practice will review and reflect on how further changes and improvements might be made for the benefit of all patients. This includes having a carers champion and a designated health care coordinator.
The practice is looking towards providing a secondary contact/carer copies of correspondence from the practice where possible to commence September 2015.
To work towards giving all dementia patients the option of a carer being the first point of call for appointment reminders so they can be supported in their attendance to surgery.