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Orchard Croft Medical Centre

Orchard Croft Medical Centre is a GP practice with responsibility for approximately 11,700 patients within Horbury and the surrounding area. We provide healthcare, support and guidance for everyone registered with Orchard Croft, and as a membership practice of Wakefield CCG we are striving towards supporting patients to live longer, happier and healthier lives.

25 April 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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 Practice is working with staff and our patient participation group to increase awareness of dementia within the practice.

We will support staff in accessing dementia friends training.

When making improvements or refurbishing the surgery we will consider how these can be made dementia friendly.

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

Available resources will influence our outcomes. This includes staff availability, the time involved and financial implications.

Careful planning and working with our CCG and local network will help alleviate some of these.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of dementia

    Receptionists will initially be attending a group training session on dementia awareness.  It is then intended to arrange dementia friendly training for all staff at the practice.  We will encourage staff to move forward to enable them to deliver the training in house.


    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Staff attended the awareness training. Four staff members then went on to attend further training sessions which they found very informative. 

  • Provision of up-to-date literature

    What we are going to do:


    We will have available up-to-date literature and information in our waiting areas together with information about the local support services for people with dementia which are available in the area.   

    Dementia GuideMemory HandbookWorried about your memoryMy visitor bookMaking your home dementia friendlyBasic fact sheets

    Being implemented
  • Use technology to raise awareness

    We willprovide information through links on our website, that raises awareness of dementia and also supports people in Wakefield living with dementia and their families ad friends:

    We will create a page on our Practice website giving information about dementia, and put links to the following websites onto an existing page on our website:

    Alzheimer’s Society websiteWakefield and Five Towns local Alzheimer’s Society office  Carers UK      Carers Wakefield           Age UK Wakefield        Dementia UKDementia Friends DEEP (Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project)Alzheimer’s Society “The dementia guide”Alzheimer’s Society webpage Living with Dementia publications - 

  • Refurbishment

    It has been identified by the practice that certain aspects of the surgery need refurbishing. In the planning stages we will consider if and how we can incorporate being dementia friendly. We will seek advice from our local alliance and relevant publications.

  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    The practice will use the King's fund 'Is you health centre dementia friendly' environmental assessment tool to assess our base line.

    This tool will also be given to the patient participation group to complete ensuring different perspectives and views are taken into account.

    Being implemented