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Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for ensuring the health services in the county of Shropshire for which they are responsible, are capable of meeting the counties needs. This involves assessing the counties needs through data analysis, speaking with people in receipt of services and those involved in delivering services. Following this, plans are made as to how services may need to be developed, and subsequently contractual levers are utilised to ensure that these plans are delivered. The CCG is then responsible for evaluating the impact of service development, thus recommencing the cycle, also known as the commissioning cycle.

27 April 2018
West Midlands
Clinical Commissioning Group
Local Alliances:
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 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?

Our organisation is responsible for making sure that the needs of local people with dementia are understood.  With this understanding the CCG then considers present service delivery systems in relation to these needs to identify where service gaps are leading to areas of unmet need.  The CCG is then responsible for ensuring that plans are put in place to close these gaps whilst ensuring expenditure falls within finite fiscal constraint.  The CCG is charged with ensuring that local plans reflect national policy drivers and that plans are aligned with local strategy in the broader context.  Presently the work surrounding the development of the dementia companion role within the county will is underpinned by the principles outlined within the DAA declaration.  For full details see the Shropshire Dementia Strategy 2017-2020

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

Resource availability poses the largest challenge to the CCG delivering these plans, although it is believed that expendature can be offset by way of getting care right earlier in the dementia journey.  Another challenge comes in the form of gaining GP endorsement.

2. Actions

  • Ensure that people with dementia and their carers are included in strategic assessment, planning and evaluation.

    People living with dementia are included within the above elements of the commissioning process.  To facilitate this, we have a health economy dementia steering group, which has been instrumental in the co-production of Shropshire's dementia strategy 2017-2020.  This group forms an important part of our local governance in terms of commissioning dementia services and will continue to do so as we advance the strategy over the coming years.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Work towards all local GP practices becoming members of the DAA

    Through working with our primary care commissioning leads it is hoped that we will be able to encourage our local GP practices to become DAA members enabling a more pro-active approach to developing dementia friendliness in local GP practices.


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Provide Monthly Dementia Friends Sessions at the CCG

    I (Pete Downer) am a dementia champion (part of the dementia friends movement).  I will be aiming to hold monthly dementia friends sessions at the CCG in a bid to ensure that over the next 18 months, we are able to achieve 80% dementia friends status among our staff.


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member