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Patience Lane Surgery

We are a small GP surgery serving 2340 patients in the Altofts and Normanton area.

Updated:
20 April 2017
Sectors:
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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 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.

We will provide information through links on our website, that raises awareness of dementia and also supports people in Altofts and Normanton 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 links onto an existing page on our website.

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

Being a small surgery with limited space precludes any major changes - small changes to décor and staff training and more practical objectives for us.

Possible cost and time required to carry out any necessary changes to surgery facilities following assessment for the site to becoming more dementia friendly.

Releasing people for training days can leave us short staffed.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Raise awareness of dementia

    One 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 locally and to all new staff

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  • Use technology to raise awareness

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

    We will create a page on the Practice's own website giving information about dementia and put links onto an existing page on our website.

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