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Drs DP Diggle & RE Phillips

We have a reputation for being a small, friendly and patient orientated GP Practice. With just over 4000 patients we are able to offer a modern rationalised and holistic approach to the care and well-being of our patients. This is from modern, bespoke premises offering a wide range of services. We provide healthcare for the populations of South Kirkby, South Elmsall and surrounding areas. Our team includes 2 GP partners, Specialist Minor Illness Nurse, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, District Nursing, Health Visitors, Midwife, Counselling & Physiotherapy, In addition, we have visiting Physiotherapy, MSK, Nephrology, Community Mental Health Teams, Counsellors, Ultrasound, and screening services available to our patients. The whole team work together to deliver excellence in primary care.

Updated:
3 April 2019
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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?

We will discuss your care needs and wishes with you, to ensure you have choice and can influence any decision that are made regarding your health and wellbeing.  As part of ongoing care, we will endeavour to provide you with the information and access to services to best suit your individual needs.

All staff have completed Dementia Friendly training to support our patients, their carers and families to provide a supportive environment.

The surgery will continue to work with our community, hospitals and care providers to provide seamless and personal care together with you.

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

Delivering Care:  Increasing diagnosis of Dementia needs effective and timely diagnosis and referral pathways being available.

Require:  The integration of IT systems and communication links between all care provider organisations in delivering a complete medical record.  This would ensure all the elements of the patients care and any plans are available to inform and optimise care.

Raise Awareness:  To inform the general public of the services and options for support that are available.  Suggestion:  Local Alzheimer's Society could provide a coordinated list of resources and offer Patient Workshops to raise awareness.

Resouces:  To improve surgery "Dementia Friendly" environment.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    90% of Staff will complete "Dementia Friends" awareness sessions.

    Status:
    Completed

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

     

    New member

  • Practice Environment

    Complete Kings Fund "EHE Environmental Assessment Tool" with Patient Representatives.  Analyse outcome with local Alzhiemer's Society and agree action plan and implementation.

    Status:
    Completed

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Promote Dementia Friends and Alzheimer's society

    Provide dementia friends and Alzheimer's society information on our practice website and in the practice.

    Status:
    Completed

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

     

    New member

  • Offer a place of safety for vulnerable adults including those with dementia

    Join the local authority’s ‘Safer Place Scheme’ (Wakefield) and promote registrations to vulnerable adults including those diagnosed with dementia.

    As well as the Practice being a place where vulnerable adults may come for help or assistance, the Practice will promote individual registration to the ‘Safer Place Scheme’.

    The Practice to ensure all employees have undergone basic adult safeguarding training.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Dementia Friends Community

    Organise a community event at the Practice to raise awareness and educate the public about Dementia and how they can become "Dementia Friends". Invite other "agencies" to attend e.g. Carers Wakefield and Age UK.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member