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Lupset Health Centre

Lupset Health Centre is a GP Surgery

Updated:
1 March 2017
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

Lupset Health Centre was completed in December 1999. Approximately 13,000 patients are registered at the practice. The previous premises were on Aysgarth Drive in Lupset. The practice has been in existence since the 1930s.

The practice covers some parts of Ossett, Horbury, Lupset, parts of the city centre, Sandal and Wrenthorpe.

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

As the members in our admin and reception team work on alternate shifts it may be difficult to ensure that they all receive the relevant training.

Getting access to all up to date awareness raising material.

The identification of those patients that are providing care for someone with dementia.

Member website

www.lupsetsurgery.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Provision of up to date literature

    We will have available up-to-date literature and information in our waiting areas together with information about the local support services for people with dementia which are available in the area. 

    The following information leaflets can be ordered direct from Alzheimer's Society publications order line 0300 303 5933 or email orders@alzheimers.org.uk

    ·         Dementia Guide, 25 copies

    ·         Memory Handbook 25 copies

    ·         Worried about your memory 25 copies

    ·         My visitor book 20 copies

    ·         Making your home dementia friendly 10 copies

    ·         Basic fact sheets, 6 copies

     

    We have ordered the literature and aim to have it available for patients by 28th February 2017.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Use technology to raise awareness

    We will provide information through links on our website, that raises awareness of dementia and also supports people in Lupset, Wakefield living with dementia and their families and friends.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Make the environment more dementia friendly with better signage

    Using a dementia-friendly environment checklist, we will review our environment by looking at seating, signage, and facilities to ensure it is as accessible as possible.

    We aim to have the surgery dementia friendly by 28th February 2017 unless major changes are required and we will then reassess the time scale.

    We aim to do regular checks on the premises to make sure they keep up to dementia-friendly standards.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raise awareness of dementia

    One clinical and one admin member of our staff will do the free one-day training to be a Dementia Friends Champion. They will then be able to deliver Dementia Friends sessions to new members of staff and the Patient Participation Group.  We already have a practice psychiatric nurse who runs dementia clinics. She will be able to feed back “first hand” experience of dealing with dementia patients and their carers.

    We also work very closely with the community anchor in the local community centre which runs a dementia café and we will continue to liaise with her to raise awareness amongst staff, patients and carers.

    We would then hold a Dementia Friends session for members of the reception staff to help them when working alongside dementia sufferers.

    We would also provide information on Dementia in our quarterly newsletter which is available for our patients.

    We aim to do this by 31st December 2017.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member