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Shakespeare Road PMS

Primary GP's Surgery open 8.30till 6.30 Monday to Friday with exstended hours with a service till 8.30 on selected days. Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of health care issues. Many of our patients are from the BME community

1 March 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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 have  a range of options available from telephone consultations ,home visits as well as on line services we aim to make it as simple as possible for patients living with dementia and their carers .All our team have attended an awareness session provided by RDAA and are dementia friends and have created an area dedicated for dementia information to cascade information about support services.    

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

We are a demographically socially deprived practice with a multicultural  patient cohort. This migrant population have challenging and diverse ethnicity backgrounds.  

2. Actions

  • Diagnosis Rates

    we will  actively engage in increasing diagnosis rates and consider using  the Worried about your Memory campaign- ask for details  –aim to increase diagnosis rates in Rotherham

    Being implemented
  • Flagging Patient Records

    Flag patients records to indicate when a patient has Dementia and memory problems – smaller practices may consider new employees.

    Have conditions which are predisposed to individuals developing dementia on the At Risk register to provide a prompt diagnosis

  • Registration of Carers

    Ensure Carers of PWD are registered as a carer and support is offered and issues are looked out for.

  • Sign Posting

    Have an awareness of  Social Prescribing and  BME links for Social Prescribing and Carers Resilience and signpost appropriately .

  • Dementia Awareness and Dementia Friends

    Ensure all staff in the practice have Dementia awareness training – this is built in to training plans as essential .Ensure all staff are signed up as Dementia Friends                                                                                               

  • Dementia sensitive enviroment

    Ensure there is availability of a quite are in case a PWD or carers is distressed  someone is distressed

  • Use of technology

    Have dementia messages on the red screens in the practice

    Worried about your memory

    Dementia Friends

  • Support services (Alzhiemers Society) Information

    We will have Alzhiemers Society and other support services informantion avaliable for paitents

     In the future we will create a paitent information pack for newly diagnosed people with dementia and their carers

    We will have the new dementia guide avaliable  

  • Information Board

    We will maintain a information board9area) with useful and relevent information for people affected by dementia