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Whyteleafe Surgery

GP surgery providing services to 6000 local people.

3 October 2017
South East
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
East Surrey CCG DAA, Surrey 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?

We want to improve the care we provide to patients with dementia and their cares. 

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

Finding the time to plan, implement and deliver the outcome will be the major challenge to our organistion. 

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Champion

    We will ask a member of staff to volunteer to be the practice's Dementia Champion


    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We have a named  dementia champion in the practice.

  • Staff training

    Purchase the Alzheimer's Society booklet 'A Guide for Customer Facing Staff' and deliver and discuss at the next meeting opportunity. 


    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We have purchased and distributed copies of the guide for customer-facing staff to our frontline staff. We have discussed the key points and how we will implement them at the practice.

  • Clinical Audit

    Audit the clinical sytem to review the use of antipsychotics and read codes such as cognitive decline or mild memory disturbance. 


    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We have reviewed our use of anti-psychotic medication prescribing with reference to current guidelines. We have also re-read the codes on dementia guidance ensuring we are incorporating the latest thinking and research findings.