Saltaire Medical Practice

Saltaire Medical Practice and Cottingley Surgery serve a patient population of over 10,600 patients in the Bradford District CCG. The Practice aims to provide a high quality of general medical services to patients and a good working environment for staff. The Practice will manage patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected, for the duration of that condition, including relevant promotion, advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice wherever practicable, general management of patients who are terminally ill and management of chronic disease in the manner determined by the Practice, in discussion with the patient. The Practice will also provide Locally Enhanced Services, or their equivalent, which may be commissioned from Practice by a CCG, Local Authority or the NHS Commissioning Board.

Updated:
1 March 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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?

             The Practice has a high prevalence of elderly patients and we are committed to making their access to our services as easy as possible.  We have spent the last year improving our care of the vulnerable by liaising with Carer’s Resource to ensure that we have as much information as possible regarding carers and families supporting this patient cohort.  We are now ready to take the next challenge of making our Practice dementia friendly.

We want to raise awareness in our staff to ensure we are supporting patients with dementia and the families and carers supporting them.

Our Patient Participation Group are very keen to be involved in supporting carers and support the Practice in becoming Dementia Friendly.

 

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

        The main site at Saltaire is small and needs updating.  We are currently applying to NHS England to upgrade the entrance to our Practice which is built on a slope by installing a lift.  We would also like to upgrade the patient toilets.  At the same time as this refurbishment we intend to upgrade our signage to consulting rooms, toilets and the patient booth.     

 

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of dementia.

    We have Dementia Friendly Training planned for Thursday 18 February 2016 for all staff members.  Our PPG will be in attendance.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Improving our Practice so that it is easy to access and navigate

    Description:    We are currently working up a funding bid to improve the Practice entrance by installation of a lift, refurbishment of the entrance, patient toilets and waiting room. 

     

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Improve signage

    We intend to improve all signage at both sites to ensure they are dementia friendly.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raising awareness of Carer’s Resource to support carers and families

    Description:      We work closely with Carer’s Resource and are planning an event during Carer’s Week in June 2016 involving our PPG.

     

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member