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NHS Southport and Formby CCG

NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of local doctors, nurses, practice staff and lay members who are well placed to understand the health needs and views of people living in the area. Southport and Formby CCG aims to work collaboratively with partners in the statutory and voluntary sector to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population. Our aim is to use the local knowledge of our GPs their Practice teams and other commissioners to develop the way that health services are delivered and help our patients to make full use of the services that are available. Our 'Shaping Sefton' programme addresses all of these duties and sets out how we intend to transform services to better meet the changing needs of our residents in the years ahead.

Updated:
16 May 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioners Sector, Health, Local DAA Members
Local Alliances:
Sefton DAA

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?

Sefton has one of the highest percentages of adults with dementia in the UK and figures produced by Oxford Brookes University predict there are considerably more people affected by dementia than are registered with GPs.

NHS Southport and Formby CCG aims to ensure residents receive the care they need in the right place, delivered by the right person at the right time.   The vision for memory / dementia services is to enable people with dementia to receive an early and accurate diagnosis, and the right information and support to make informed decisions about health and care.

Sefton has developed a Dementia Strategy Group and South Sefton CCG is working with partners to implement identified local priorities as well as the National Dementia Strategy; Living Well with Dementia and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia.

Dementia has been identified as one of our strategic priorities. Our role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and carers is to commission appropriate and timely services that support patients and their carers to live well with dementia.

Southport and Formby CCG also supports the development of Dementia Friendly Communities and will work collaboratively with partners and providers to embed best practice in commissioned services as well as public services to enable people with dementia and their carers to access resources, shops and services across Sefton.

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

Raising awareness amongst Sefton residents will be a key challenge. We are committed with partners to develop a plan to increase awareness so that people with dementia and their carer’s are able to access their communities without feeling stigmatised.

We anticipate increasing demand for memory assessment services. We will consider new approaches and alternative models of support for people who have had a diagnosis of dementia that will see more people receiving care in their local communities and closer to home. 

Reduced funding and resources is a major concern across Sefton.

2. Actions

  • Increase dementia awareness in our communities by enabling Southport and Formby CCG to become 'dementia friendly'.

    NHS Southport and Formby CCG can contribute to this growing social movement by signing up to the Sefton Dementia Action Alliance and making a commitment to becoming a dementia friendly organisation.

    NHS Southport and Formby CCG support staff and member practices to become more dementia aware by undertaking appropriate awareness training and cascading these awareness sessions throughout the organisation.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • That NHS Southport and Formby CCG encourage its member practices to become dementia-friendly.

    Southport and Formby CCG will encourage GP practices to undertake Dementia Awareness training and encourage them to sign up to the Sefton Dementia Action Alliance.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • NHS Southport and Formby CCG actively promotes dementia friends training and awareness with commissioned services.

    Southport and Formby CCG will actively promote dementia friends training and awareness with commissioned services via its contracting processes and will develop dementia friendly specifications with all providers.

    Southport and Formby CCG will also recommend that all partner organisations become more dementia friendly and undertake appropriate awareness training with their staff.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member