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Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We care for more than 360,000 people as inpatients, outpatients, emergency patients and day cases. The Trust’s Vision is ‘Taking Pride in Caring’ and to be a national beacon for all that is best in the NHS delivering 21st century healthcare. We will be part of a flourishing network of health and social care partners to integrate care for our patients, deliver clinically excellent results and be financially sustainable. We will: Deliver quality in everything we do; safety, effectiveness and patient experience Transform services to maximise productivity and efficiency Create networks for acute and complex care Develop integrated care for people with long term conditions to help them stay as healthy as they can be

26 June 2017
East Midlands
Local Alliances:
Derbyshire 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?

Early diagnosis through the dementia assessment and screening process.

Access to support networks such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Derbyshire Carers Association and Making Space.

Collaboration in the Derbyshire wide development of the All About Me person centered care document

Dementia Awareness education for all new staff on induction and for all permanent staff.

Dementia Friends information sessions available for all staff.

Development of pathways for elective and emergency patients.

Engagement with patients and carers to gain feedback about care received whilst in hospital.

Environmental improvements in line with the Kings Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.



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

Embedding culture change

Time to release clinical staff for training.

Financial constraints to enable environmental improvements

2. Actions

  • Utilising the AS Customer Facing information booklet

    Purchase a number of customer facing information booklets and distribute to the retail outlets in the hospital. The booklets will be available for staff working in Costa Coffee, M&S, Boots and the League of Friends.  


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Delivering monthly education and awareness sessions for staff.

    In-house dementia awareness education is being delivered monthly as part of the Trust induction for new staff and also monthly, from January, across both sites of the hospital. The training meets tier 1 of the Health Education England dementia education framework and is available for all staff regardless of role.

    Tier 2 training has been developed and will be rolled out to staff in key areas, i.e. Care of the Elderly wards, from early 2016.

    Dementia Friends information sessions have been delivered monthly and rotated between sites for all staff. There will be a calendar of monthly sessions for 2016 and it is hoped that some of our new Dementia Friends who have since become Champions will become involved in delivering the sessions too.

    We will continue to encourage Dementia Friends to become Dementia Champions.

    A number of the executive Trust board and non-executive directors have now become Dementia Friends.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    There is now a network of DF Champions within the Trust who are due to meet and plan a calendar of DF sessions over the remainder of the year.

    We are working on developing a DF 'Role of Honour' on the Trust Dementia intranet pages to celebrate the number of DF we have in the Trust.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Tier 2 education is being planned aiming for a roll out towards the end of the Summer.

    Our new Dementia Key Workers are now Dementia Champions and will be rolling our DF sessions in their clinical areas.

    We will be running a half day of DF sessions as part of DAW.

  • Launch of All About Me person centred care document

    Following the initial roll out of All About Me the document is now also available in the Emergency dept. and Medical Assessment Unit. Staff within the Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatient area are also using the document. The document has been discussed at the Surgical Sisters timeout meeting so they are aware of the document and copies have been made available. It is also available at the Trust's Information Hub based within the PALS office and is where patients, relatives, carers and staff can find information.  



    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    We have had a communication launch promoting the All About Me personalisation document within outpatient departments. The next step will be to audit the areas to see if these are readily available for patients and relatives to access.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    All About Me is being used Trust wide on all adult in-patient wards.

    We are in the process of implementing the promotion of the document in our outpatient departments and clinics.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    All About Me is now available across all areas of the Trust for both inpatients and outpatients. The use of the document is further being embedded alongside our John's Campaign and Sharing Care initiative.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The medical wards are now aware of the document and will be implementing it's use.