Radcliffe Medical Practice
We one of the longest serving Radcliffe GP practices, providing an extensive range of primary care services. All patients registered at Radcliffe Medical Practice have a named GP who will oversee their care whilst they are registered with the practice. Carers of patients with dementia are offered a health check as we believe their health needs are just as important as the patients.
- 17 March 2016
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Bury 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?
Providing a dementia friendly service for people with dementia, their families and carers in line with the values of our organisation:
The practice has the following four core values which guide our team in the way we work:
PATIENT FIRST - we put our patients first. we aim to exceed their expectations every time to earn their trust and loyalty.
EXCELLENCE - we are dedicated to developing excellence and strive to continuously improve the quality of care we give to our patients.
ONE TEAM - we aim to attract, develop and retain exceptional people. We work as one team, delivering our best to our patients by supporting each other.
OPEN - we embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we openly share information.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Lack of awareness of the impact of living with dementia on the person and their family / carers.
Make the general public aware that we are a dementia friendly practice
Improve staff awareness
- Improve staff awareness of impact of living with dementia by offering awareness sessions and providing them with up to date literature.
- Display Dementia Friendly Communities logo so that other patients coming into the practice are made aware of our commitment.
- Identified GP clinical lead in the practice who has undertaken specialist training.
- Hold a Dementia Friends Session for practice staff.
Review and validate practice register
Run a search to produce a list of people who ‘possibly’ have dementia but are not on the register, e.g. people who are on medications or have particular diagnoses that suggest they have dementia.
Review patients who have been identified as ‘possibly’ having dementia then record them appropriately.
Validate a list of people diagnosed by the Memory Assessment Service but who are not on the dementia register, and record them appropriately.
- Implementation, Initial Scoping
Become a Dementia Friendly Practice
Join Bury DAA and display Dementia Friendly Communities logo so that other patients are aware that the practice is actively working towards helping those with dementia and that they are their carers feel welcome when attending the practice.
Complete action plan.
- Initial Scoping
Review information we have available for people diagnosed with dementia
Review posters and leaflets available providing information for people with dementia and their carers, include signposting to support services within the local community.