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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust was established on 1st October 2013 and provides a comprehensive range of high quality acute healthcare services to more than 526,000 people living across the London Boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. University Hospital Lewisham provides elective emergency healthcare to the residents of Lewisham and other local boroughs. The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has an established partnership with King’s Health Partnership (KHP), the Academic Health Science Centre for South East London. The Trust works closely with KHP in the delivery of local clinical services, research, education and training activities. The Trust is a centre for the education and training of medical students enrolled with King’s College London’s School of Medical Education , and supports nursing students from the Universities of Greenwich and King’s College London.

11 March 2016
Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Lewisham 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?

As a trust we are committed to improving the care of people living with dementia and giving the right support to their carers. 

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

There are a number of challenges to overcome including the size and diversity of the work force we need to engage to make sure good dementia care is everyone’s priority and enabling appropriate support for them all.

There is also the challenges of the rising numbers of patients with dementia in our local population and the enablement of good carer support in this constantly changing environment.

The financial constraints –taking time out for teaching and the costs implicated in changing environments.

We need to ensure all the dementia CQUIN targets are met.

Member contacts

Dr Belinda McCall

Consultant Physician - Care of the Elderly -

Clinical Director, Geriatrics, Stroke and Rehabilitation,

Associate Director for Quality and Safety, Acute and Elderly medicine Division.

University Hospital Lewisham



SE13 6LH

0208 333 3379 

Member website


2. Actions

  • Raising Dementia Awareness

    We plan to roll out the Dementia Friends Information sessions for all staff.

    To continue Dementia Training for all clinical staff

    We also have 2 clinical nurse specialists in post.

    We are looking into establishing Dementia Buddies and Dementia Champions throughout the hospital.     


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    In Progress

  • Providing and Enabling Supportive Environments for patients with dementia and their carers

    Working to ensure the Trust Cognitive Impairment Care Pathway and patient centered care is embedded across the trust.

    To ensure that our patients feel safe and supported in our hospital and are never discriminated against.

    The provision of good end of life care.

    The trust has signed up to the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter.

    The provision of a sensory room and a good range of activities for our patients with dementia.  


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    In Progress

  • To develop the levels of Carer support that we offer

    The trust has signed up to John’s campaign.

    Specialist nurses offer support sessions for carers.

    To  work with the ward staff to increase the understanding of the need to give good carer support at all times.   

    The trust has signed up to the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter.

    The provision of a sensory room and a good range of activities for our patients with dementia.  


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    In Progress