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Manchester Mental Health and Social Care

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust

Updated:
29 July 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Health, Care, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Manchester 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?

Develop therapeutic areas to enhance the environment in which the services are delivered but also to offer different opportunities to people with dementia for therapeutic, recreational and social interaction linked to in-patient facilities

  • We have a strong research base
  • Continually Improve the quality of patient care
  • Work closely with other NHS providers and Council, in the delivery of local action plans intended to meet the objectives within the Dementia Strategy.
  • Part of a multi-agency Dementia Strategy Steering Group is responsible for delivering the objective related to acute hospital care.
  • Join a Dementia Care Action Committee which has created an action plan.
  • Ensure staff are appropriately trained in dementia care to enable an informed and effective workforce.
  • Develop an explicit care pathway for the management and care of people with dementia.
  • Ensure that patients with suspected or known dementia have access to a liaison service that specialises in the diagnosis and management of dementia.
  • Provide a specialist young onset dementia service to support service users and carers.

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

  • Encouraging others to prioritise implementation of the local Dementia Strategy
  • Improving services and meeting the increasing demand.
  • Competing priorities – internally and externally.
  • Disparity of expectations from stakeholders.
  • Keeping the profile high in an atmosphere of uncertainty and transition.
  • Continue to work collaboratively with local GPs and other health team members on early diagnosis, the reduction in use of anti-psychotic drugs.

2. Actions

  • Committed to turning research findings into best practice

    We are committed to turning research findings into best practice and will be willing to share the evidence from this development to promote best practice and future policy.

    Status:
  • Introduce activity and memory boxes.

    Improve the physical environment within the Hospital including pictorial signage. Introduce activity and memory boxes.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Provide evidence based practice in therapeutic and individual psychological support.

    Provide evidence based practice in therapeutic and individual psychological support.

    Status:
  • Promote early diagnosis of dementia by developing pathways for dementia/delirium care.

    Promote early diagnosis of dementia by developing pathways for dementia/delirium care.

    Status:
  • To develop improved assessment processes and care planning

    To develop improved assessment processes and care planning involving the person with dementia, their relatives/carers. Standardising tools practice across the city.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • To continue to work closely with voluntary services within the hospital and other local voluntary bodies

    To continue to work closely with voluntary services within the hospital and other local voluntary bodies.

    Status:
  • Promote safe and early discharge with improved personal and community support

    Promote safe and early discharge with improved personal and community support.

    Status:
  • People remain in their homes supported with community care for as long as possible.

    People remain in their homes supported with community care for as long as possible.

    Status:
  • Have access to alternative accommodation when they can not remain at home

    Have access to alternative accommodation when they can not remain at home

    Status:
  • Ensure that people are not inappropriately admitted and are supported to return home as quickly as possible.

    Ensure that people are not inappropriately admitted and are supported to return home as quickly as possible.

    Status:
  • Work with Commissioners

    Work with Commissioners to influence the development of services in line with the recommendations of the National Dementia Strategy

    Status:
  • The current pathway for patients with dementia

    Identify the current pathway for patients with dementia and develop a recommended pathway.

    Status:
  • Ensure people experience equality of service

    Ensure people experience equality of service regardless of ethnic, religious, or demographic profile.

    Status:
  • Review day unit provision to meet the needs of dementia

    Review day unit provision to meet the needs of dementia

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