Wickersley Health Centre, Dr Cleminson and Partners
We are a medical practice in Rotherham serving approx. 13,500 patients.
- 29 September 2016
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Rotherham 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?
Our clinical and admin teams participate in regular dementia training enables so our team to have a better understanding of the condition. This means we are in a better position to offer help and support.
We offer patients who are caring with some with Dementia access to the Carer’s Resilience Service which is based at our surgeries regularly throughout the month.
The team are encouraged to sign up to the dementia friends network.
We aim to keep our register of carers up to date so we are aware of their needs and be flexible in our approach when these patients access our services.
We will add alerts to the records of patients with dementia so our teams are aware that these patients have additional needs.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our aim is to continually raise awareness of dementia to improve the lives of those who suffer and their carers. This is an ongoing long term commitment to this condition and we need to remain focussed in the midst of other challenging condtions.
Dementia Awareness - Dementia Friends
Ensure all staff in the practice have Dementia awareness training – this is built in to training plans as essential. Ensure all staff have knowledge of Dementia Action Alliance Rotherham Encourage all staff are signed up as Dementia Friends
Sign posting and informationProvide after diagnosis support ,collaboratively working with any third parties who are working toward ensuring that People with Dementia live well as they area able. Az Society Age Uk . Ensure AZ society literature is available ,displayed . Make Dementia Awareness part of the range of features that feature on the television . Put AZ society and other support services on practice website to give support information to patients
Dementia Friendly Physical Enviroments
Have knowledge of good design in relation to dementia – consider designed concepts when changes are made:-
Consideration given to Dementia Friendly environment’s when any refurbishment/ re decorating work is carried out
Flag patients records to indicate when a patient has Dementia and memory problems – smaller practices may consider new employees
Support for carers
Referral’s made to Carers Resilience - project providing support, information and carer free time
Gp’s actively engage in increasing diagnosis rates and consider with an aim to increase diagnosis rates in Rotherham