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Local GP surgery serving the population of Stowmarket and surrounding villages

26 October 2015
East of England
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Stowmarket 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?

Stowheath in delivering services to the community aim to:

Provide patients with personal choice and control or influence over decisions about them

Ensure services are designed around the patient and their needs

Provide resources and  support that helps patients live their life

Provide easy to find information and know-how to get what patients need

Provide an enabling and supportive environment where patients feel valued and understood

Help patients feel a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life

Be involved in research which delivers a better life for patients now and hope for the future


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

Stowhealth employ a wide range of professionals and staff who have different understandings and experience of dementia. The real challenge is to ensure that all members of the team have an awareness of dementia, how it affects people and how each of us can make a difference in supporting those people affected by it. 

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2. Actions

  • All staff to become action aware

    FOr all 60 staff to have complete Dementia awareness workshop

    Being implemented
  • Carry out building dementia assessment

    Carry out a review with patients of the premises to ensure the building is as welcoming, friendly and supportive for dementia patients.

    Following review make appropriate changes to the environment.

    Being implemented