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Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice

Our Practice vision is to improve and maintain the health and well being of all our patients. Delivering excellent primary care through innovation, enthusiastic application of best evidence based practice., utilising all possible resources available to us and provided by a team approach where individuals are valued and respected and the patient is the centre of our focus.

Updated:
1 March 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Medical
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?

We offer an enhanced 30 minute review appointment twice yearly with dementia patient and their carers with either the GP or Nurse Manager, followed by an opportunity to meet with our Community Coordinator. This is in addition to any appointment offered by the memory team. This provides a higher degree of understanding and the opportunity for early interventions when appropriate, it also allows for carer support. Our Practice has a strong ethos around end of life care and as such have a heightened awareness around advance care planning and timely discussion about preferred place of care and care plans in general, which are essential in this patient group.  We have Compassionate Community volunteers who can be allocated to appropriate clients. We are working with Healthy Friendships to promote their community work and are developing community ties with other agencies e.g the library services.  

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

We are restricted with being able to offer additional services to our patients due to the size of the Practice buildings. We have reviewed the environmental action plan and will be implementing the following actions:-

2. Actions

  • Music in waiting area

    Change to music in the waiting area in Cressage to relaxing music.  

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Adjustments to practice

    Invite George Rook, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin DAA Chair to visit the Practice and make suggestions of how we can be more dementia friendly within the Practice waiting areas and Practice in general 

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raise awareness

    Raise patient dementia awareness through our Practice website by adding dementia information links to the website.

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Reviewing the waiting area

    We also undertake to review waiting areas on regular basis to try and keep them as user friendly as possible and de-clutter to ensure a friendly and inviting environment for our patients.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member