The Surgery, Dr Moujaes & Dr Mannan

GP Surgery in Rossendale, Lancashire. Patients seen in general clinics, dementia screening done opportunistically. Annual enhanced dementia reviews on those diagnosed with dementia. Proactive in identifying carers of a person living with dementia and offering support and signposting to local services.

Updated:
14 July 2017
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Lancashire 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?

Maintain contact with patients living with dementia and their carers. Signpost to local support groups and events. Invite patients living with dementia to an enhanced annual review with the G.P. Offer a carers' health check for carers of people with dementia. Have access to up to date local information. Display posters and use notice board TV.

In house care co-ordinator as a dementia champion, main point of contact for both patient and carer.

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

Space for advertising, as lots of different campaigns. Nurse and G.P time. Staff availability

2. Actions

  • Improve understanding of dementia

    Description:  Charlotte Brown, Care co-ordinator has been named dementia champion, She has attended dementia friends champion session and will deliver dementia friends information sessions to all staff and new starters.    

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Support patients who are carers of a person living with dementia

    Dementia champion to identify carers of people with dementia. Offer annual health check appointment with the nurse. Signpost to local services.       

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Advertising of dementia support

    Display poster in the waiting rooms, make leaflets available, advertise on noticeboard TV and surgery website.     

    Status:
    Delivery