What are cookies?

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

This site only uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org

If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by the Dementia Action Alliance, please contact the Secretariat, c/o Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE.

Accept and continue

Well Pharmcey

We are part of the third biggest retail pharmacy group in the country. We provide pharmaceutical services to our community including NHS and private prescriptions, sale of over the counter medicines, advice on medicines use, emergency contraception, stop smoking advice, Pharmacy First minor ailments scheme, delivery to elderly and housebound patients.

Updated:
9 February 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Pharmaceutical
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

We already offer support to dementia sufferers and their carers. We have a close working relationship with Rotherham Memory

 Utility

Voluntary

Other


 

Organisation summary - Please tell us briefly (up to 150 words) what your organisation does:

We are part of the third biggest retail pharmacy group in the country. We provide pharmaceutical services to our community including NHS and private prescriptions, sale of over the counter medicines, advice on medicines use, emergency contraception, stop smoking advice, Pharmacy First minor ailments scheme, delivery to elderly and housebound patients.

 

Making A Difference - helping your organisation/ community become more dementia-friendly:

 

  1. 1.    How can your organisation help to support people with dementia and families/carers?

Consider your organisation’s role in making a difference in your community.                            

You don’t need to write lots of detail (approximately 200 words or less).

We already offer support to dementia sufferers and their carers. We have a close working relationship with Rotherham Memory Clinic and provide monitored dosage systems(MDS) to Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers to make it easier for them and their carers to manage their medication.

We also provide a Medicines Usage Review (MUR) service to help ensure that patients are getting the most out of their medical treatment.

We have access to our pharmacy via a ramp, no steps that may cause confusion or falls, and a wide access door for any wheelchair bound patients. We also have a T-loop hearing system for any patients who are hard of hearing.       

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

I am applying as a single branch of a large organisation. My biggest challenge will be to get the whole organisation on board. I have already contacted my line manager and made a request to our head office to extend this further than my branch. I have not yet had a response.                                       

Member website

www.well.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness and Dementia Friends

    Encouraging all your team to sign up as dementia friends and signing up as a Dementia Friends organisation and accessing the 5 awareness videos. Inform staff of additional training resources – Social Institute of Excellence – e learning

    Status:
    Planning
  • Signposting

    . Make staff aware of local Alzheimer’s Society services to enable them to sign post when and if appropriate.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Cascading involvement with the company

    3.Encourage wider membership of RDAA amongst the other Well managers in Rotherham and beyond and ensure all staff know of the work of RDAA and encourage them to get other organisations to get involved.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    I have submitted a "Big Idea" to our head office to make them aware of DAA and to encourage them to have as many pharmacies signed up as possible.

    I have contacted my own regional manager with a view to him encouraging other pharmacies in our region to sign up.