Oaklands Health Centre

Oaklands Health Centre is a GP practice with responsibility for approx. 8,700 patients within Holmfirth and the surrounding area. We provide the healthcare, support and guidance for everyone registered with Oaklands Health Centre, andasa membership practice of NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GHCCG) we are striving towards supporting patients to live longer, happier and healthier lives.

18 October 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Health, Clinical Commissioning Group, Medical
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 Oaklands Health Centre to make a difference, is to increase the awareness of dementia throughout 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 Oaklands Health Centre is time.

By Oaklands Health Centre working in partnership across GHCCG, with other health and socialcareproviders in Kirklees, we hope tobe able to make steady progress in improving what wedowithall patients. 

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of dementia

    Oaklands Health Centre 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 atwww.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning

  • Raise awareness of dementia

    As staff become Dementia Friends by watching the video or attending a session we will encourage them to proudly wear their badge.

  • Going forward

    Working alongside our GHCCG member practices, and other colleagues, organisations and individuals within Kirklees, Oaklands Health Centre will review and reflect on how furtherchanges and improvements might be made for the benefit of all patient.

  • Enhanced services

    Participating in the enhanced services scheme for Dementia.

    The Oaklands Health Centre Patient Participation Group takes an active role in promoting dementia care for patients and carers. Oaklands Health Centre will continue to encourage this involvement.