Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

An NHS Foundation Trust that provides mental health and learning disability services across Bromley, Greenwich and Bexley. The Trust also provides community health services in Bexley and Greenwich and prison health services across SE England.

Updated:
25 October 2016
Location:
London
Sectors:
Community organisations, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Bromley 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 Trust has a role to play with partners in raising awareness about prevention of dementia and the benefits of early diagnosis.

The Trust provides assessment and diagnostic services,along with post diagnostic support. The Trust works alongside social care and third sector partners to provide support. People with more complex dementia access support through the community mental  health services. Our CMHTs can utilise more intensive services when needed, including home treatment and inpatient stays. We continue to work with families towards and during  the end of life.

 We seek to ensure that people with dementia and their carers will receive a high quality sensitive service, whatever service they use.

 

The Trust is committed to support research programmes as appropriate.

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

The challenges include:

Growing numbers of people being referred to our services and keeping up with demand.

Variable levels of investment from our commissioners.

Pressure on social care services .

 

Member website

oxleas.nhs.uk

2. Actions

  • Ensure the organisation as a whole is dementia friendly

    We will raise awareness about dementia within all our staff groups( mental and physical health services , corporate departments etc) through a training programme

    We will ensure that all our environments are demntia friendly with appropriate signage etc.

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Refresh the Trust Dementia Strategy

    The  Oxleas dementia strategy is being reviewed and refreshed during 2016 and will include actions on :

    prevention

    reaching hard to reach communities

    combining mental and hysical health approaches

    learning disability services

    providing excellent dementia services

    developing a dementia friendly organisation

    a wide ranging stragegy, including all aspects of service delivery

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia in prisons

    • Undertake literature review on dementia in prisons and scope current provision within the prisons the Trust works in.

    Discuss findings with Forensics and Prisons Directorate and work towatds improving access to diagnosis and support within prisons.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping