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Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) is a NHS membership organisation made up of all General Practices in Luton. We commission a number of services including urgent and emergency care, non-urgent hospital care, community health services and mental health services.

9 June 2016
East of England
Clinical Commissioning Group
Local Alliances:
Luton 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 LCCG will be working in partnership with Luton Borough Council (LBC) to deliver the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme. LBC provide social care assessments and adult social care service in Luton.

We know that people in Luton struggle more with deprivation, they are more likely to be unemployed, are often from a variety of backgrounds and have much poorer outcomes than the average person in England.

  • Our Integrated Personalised Commissioning plan will offer in the first year a different opportunity for those diagnosed with complex dementia, people with learning disabilities going through the transforming care and complex severe and enduring mental health.
  •  IPC aim -People with complex needs and their carers have better quality of life and can achieve the outcomes that are important to them and their families through greater involvement in their care, and being able to design support around their needs and circumstances.
  • Prevention of crises in people’s lives that lead to unplanned hospital and institutional care by keeping them well and supporting self-management as measured by tools such as ‘patient activation’ – so ensuring better value for money.

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

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) will be refreshing the Luton Dementia Strategy for 2016 -2020 with the local authority and other stakeholders in the next 6 months for launch in October 2016. The strategy will include the NHS priorities such as the assessment framework and sustainability and transformation plans. One of the priorities in the plan is dementia. The Prime Ministers challenge to increase the number of people diagnosed with dementia is main priority.

Member website


2. Actions

  • To register Luton CCG as a dementia friendly organisation as part of the local network for dementia Action Alliance.

    I have registered the organisation and activated the local action plan 11/5/16.

    Luton CCG and the local Authority Luton Borough Council are currently refreshing the dementia strategy and will do this in coproduction with all Luton stakeholders including Dementia Action Alliance.

  • As a Dementia Friends Champion to offer all staff in the organisation Luton CCG dementia awareness sessions and for them to be dementia friends.

    Each team will be offered a workshop throughout 2016 as part of the team meeting or separate meeting. The teams are small enough to have the session within the work base. Awareness video links will be added to the CCG website for staff to view.

  • Following the Prime Ministers dementia challenge to increase the rate of early diagnosis and provide more focused person centred care and support planning.

    I have met with nursing staff in care homes that specialise in dementia to raise awareness of the challenge. I have shared documents on the challenge and the local strategy. I have also offered tools to implement by the care home staff to identify residents who may not already have a dementia diagnosis and advising them to complete and refer to their registered GP’s for follow up.

    The homes already have completed person centred care and support plans in liaison with family to meet the inspection quality standards. The plans reflect day to day care and end of life care.