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Stoke on Trent CCG and North Staffordshire CCG

Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are responsible for delivering most of the healthcare for the people of Stoke-on-Trent. Our members are the family doctors who work in the GP practices throughout the city. Services are delivered by working with other local NHS organisations, partners, eg, the council, voluntary groups, private organisations, patients, carers and the public. North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NSCCG) is responsible for healthcare in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands. Membership is made up of family doctors, with support from other health professional backgrounds, eg, nurses. NSCCG are responsible for buying a wide range of health services for patients that are not available from a family doctor’s practice. Stoke on Trent CCG and North Staffordshire CCG are working in partnership to deliver their joint action plan to contribute towards Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire becoming dementia friendly communities.

26 April 2019
West Midlands
Clinical Commissioning Group
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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?

Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group and North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group feels that it should be a member of the DAA in order to encourage other local health organisations and businesses to sign up and support the initiative.  This work forms part of the agreed joint Dementia Strategy for Stoke-on-Trent with the Local Council. 

During the consultation for the Dementia Strategy three priorities were established and confirmed with the residents of Stoke-on-Trent.  Priority one of the Strategy is to spread the message of “Living well” by improving professional and public awareness of dementia – all of the three actions above support this priority and are detailed on the Strategy Implementation Plan.

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

The main challenge is time constraints to all of the Organisations involved but there are a number of champions within all of these areas who will support the CCG in achieving the above actions. 

There is also Senior Management sign up at the CCG in order to ensure the actions are completed.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Since 2016, Dementia friends’ sessions have been held to ensure all staff at Stoke-on-Trent CCG and North Staffordshire CCG are able to access Dementia Friends.  Two sessions are planned in May and August 2019 so that new staff receive the training and existing staff can attend a refresher session.


    2019 - First Quarter Update

    2 sessions are planned for 2019/20.

    3 sesions were held during 2018/19 with 10 staff attending.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    4 sessions were held during 2016/17 with 35 staff receiving a dementia friends session.  More sessions will be planned for 2017/18

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Stoke-on-Trent CCG and North Staffordshire CCG will take part in events aimed at raising public awareness of dementia

    Stoke-on-Trent CCG and North Staffordshire CCG will work with the local Council, service providers and voluntary sector to ensure that events are held across the City to raise awareness of dementia. 


    2019 - First Quarter Update

    Two events are planned for 2019 at Affinity Shopping Centre in Talke on 18th May and Longton Market on 22nd May.  The aim of the events is to raise awareness of dementia and showcase the local support available for both patients and carers.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    3 events were held during 2016.  The aim is to start planning the next series events through the North Staffordshire Dementia Steering Group meeting in March 2017. 

  • Dementia Friendly GP Surgeries

    Stoke-on-Trent CCG and North Staffordshire CCG will work with GP practices to ensure that staff and surgeries are dementia aware and friendly.  The surgeries will be encouraged to work in a positive and supportive way for dementia patients and their carers’ and to sign up to the DAA.

    Being implemented

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    Currently there are 3 GP practices in Stoke and 2 in North Staffordshire signed up to the Staffordshire and Stoke DAA.  Work will commence in Newcastle and Leek who want to become dementia friendly cities to encourage the GPs to become members.

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    14 practices within Stoke-on-Trent and 6 in North Staffordshire ae working towards becoming dementia friendly and potentially signing up to the DAA.  A task and finish group has been formed to take this work forward during 2017.