Dr Bance and Partners GP Practise

We are a primary health centre (GP practise) provididing health care for Methley, Castleford, and Airedale areas.

Updated:
4 April 2017
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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 large surgery, based over 3 sites and having a large staff base, making sure that training is available to all staff is key. 

Identification of those patients that are providing care for someone with dementia is also important.

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

Possible costs are a challenge, and time to carry out any necessary changes to surgery facilities following assessment for our sites being dementia friendly.

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:

     
    ·       Dementia Guide, Memory Handbook, Worried about your memory, Making your home dementia friendly, My Visitor, Basic Fact Sheets

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Use technology to raise awareness

    We will provide information through links on our website, that raises awareness of dementia and also supports people in Methley, Castleford and surrounding area living with dementia and their families and friends:


    We will create a page on the Practice’s own website giving information about dementia, and put useful links to the relevant websites such as Alzheimer's Society and DEEP network onto an existing page on our website.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Signage

    • We will review all signage in our surgeries to make them clearer, and order replacements where needed.
    • Make our buildings more dementia friendly by assessing the environment.
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Improve our Understanding of Dementia

    All staff had Dementia Friendly training in May 2016, staff that were not present (or are newly employed) complete an e-learning module online.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Improve our Understanding of Dementia

    All staff had Dementia Friendly training in May 2016, staff that were not present (or are newly employed) complete an e-learning module online.

    Status:
    Implementation