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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. The Trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women's Centre), the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire. We provide a wide range of clinical services, specialist services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation) medical education, training and research.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Medical, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Oxfordshire 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?

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to working in partnership with other providers such as social services, primary care, community hospitals and mental health services across Oxfordshire to provide patient-centred and seamless care for people with dementia. 

  • We will involve patients and relatives in decision-making about their health care.
  • We will plan discharge with patients and relatives to make sure their return to home is safe and well supported.
  • The majority of our patients over 75 will have a memory screening test to support early diagnosis and help plan their care in hospital and when they return home.
  • We will work in partnership with our Palliative Care Team to ensure better end of life care that focuses on each patient’s wishes and protects their privacy and dignity.
  • The Trust has appointed three consultants specifically to support patients with dementia or delirium and to provide educational support for medical, nursing and allied health professionals

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

An increasing number of people are living longer and this presents challenges for healthcare providers in ensuring that adequate planning and resources are allocated for future demand. People with dementia and their families will have multiple needs and will require support from many different health and social care agencies

 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Leaders Programme

    By the end of 2013, twenty nurses and allied health professionals will have participated in the Dementia Leaders programme.  This is multi-agency training to help staff to identify, assess and care for people with dementia, run in collaboration with the University of Worcester and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    Nothing to report - new DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A

  • Oxford Academic Health Science Consortium

    The Oxford Academic Health Science Consortium has made dementia one of its exemplar projects.  This will enable investment in research into the early diagnosis and treatment of dementia to be put into practice across the area with the support of the Trust’s partners.

    Status:
    Planning

    Update - First Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A

  • Work with other to deliver patient-centered care

    We will work closely with community hospitals, home support agencies, people with dementia and their families to deliver patient-centered care.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    Nothing to report - New DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A

  • Working with other charitable organisations to maximise expertise and resources

    We will work closely with charitable organizations such as Age UK, Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society, Guideposts Trust, and the Oxfordshire Dementia Empowerment Group and others to maximize expertise and resources.

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    Nothing to report - new DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A

  • Continue to be a learning organisation to improve services for people with dementia

    We will continue to be a learning organization that acts promptly and learns from incidents, from safeguarding alerts, from complaints and from patient feedback to improve services for people with dementia and their families

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update - First Quarter

    Nothing to report - new DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A