Billinghay Medical Practice
Billinghay Medical Practice is a rural GP practice within the Grantham cluster of practices. We offer health care to people with dementia and their carers. Billinghay Medical Practice is a member of the local Dementia Action Alliance which helps ensure access to a wealth of relevant, up to date services, organisations and material for use to facilitate the best possible support to people with dementia. All the staff have received Dementia Awareness training.
- 31 October 2016
- East Midlands
- Local Alliances:
- South West Lincolnshire 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?
Billinghay Medical Practice offer a memory screening check for those at risk of dementia to ensure timely diagnosis . This in turn ensures services and support that can be tailored to the needs of the individual and their family.
The practice can offer information about community services and groups available to support a person's quality of life in the local community.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Access to community based programmes in a rural location can be challenging, public transport links are sparse.
The surgery has a care coordinator who can visit people with Dementia in their own home, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience assisting people to live safely at home.