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St Lawrence Surgery

We are a GP Training Practice serving a registered population of over 15,000 patients.

Updated:
26 July 2018
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Medical, Social Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Worthing 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?

Being a GP Practice it is vital that we are dementia friendly and aware of our responsibilities.  We come into contact with patients with dementia and their carers on a day to day basis.  We have a practice care co-ordinator who works with the local community and our patients and provides training where required.  We have 143 patients registered with a diagnosis of dementia and we look after Haviland House, a dementia specialist home.

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

This is a very busy environment with 12 Doctors, 8 Practice Nurses, 4 Health Care Assistants and a large reception team and 15,000 patients.  Finances are incredibly challenging which restricts time and resources to do what you really want to do for your patients.

Member website

www.stlawrencesurgery.com

2. Actions

  • Work with our Dementia Friendly PPG member to highlight areas and services we can improve on.

    Offering the provision of dementia friends sessions to both clinical and non clinical staff is key to the success of this project.  We see it as an on-going commitment.  Our Practice Care Co-ordinator works closely with the local Dementia Champion.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Work with our Dementia Friendly PPG member to highlight areas and services we can improve on.

    Offering the provision of dementia friends sessions to both clinical and non clinical staff is key to the success of this project.  We see it as an on-going commitment.  Our Practice Care Co-ordinator works closely with the local Dementia Champion.

    We also have a receptionist lead now called Jasmine who has been to the local dementia friendly organisation in Worthing and has produced a very informative informaton board about the services available.

    Status:
    Completed