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Trinity Medical Centre (Inc. Sandal Castle Medical Centre)

The building, Trinity Medical Centre, has long been home to 2 busy GP practices. In April 2017 these practice merged to become Trinity Medical Centre, a bustling city central practice with over 22,500 patients. Together with our branch practice we are able to cover a large section of Wakefield from Ossett and Wrenthorpe right over to Hall Green and Walton. We welcome registrations from any individual residing in our practice area.

12 July 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Care, 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?

  1. Being a large surgery with a large number of staff, making sure that training is available to all members of staff. Time constraints and different working patterns with Admin & Clinical staff can cause problems when arranging training.
  2. Getting access to awareness raising material.
  3. Possible cost & time required to carry out any necessary changes to surgery facilities following assessment for the site being dementia friendly.
  4. Time constraints & procedures required to be undergone to implement changes.

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

  1. We have 2 dementia champion trained staff that can deliver the dementia friends training to other staff in smaller groups.
  2. We will order the materials needed online via the links provided.
  3. We have been given a grant for additional signage at our branch surgery and are awaiting installation. We have made our own dementia friendly signage at our Main surgery until we hear about a funding bid we have applied for.
  4. We have used our apprentice staff to do the signage we have made in house and the funding we received for signage will be used to install the signs at our branch surgery. 

Member website


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

    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 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 to the following websites onto an existing page on our website:

    ·      Alzheimer’s Society website - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

    ·      Wakefield and Five Towns local Alzheimer’s Society office

    ·      Carers UK - http://www.carersuk.org/

    ·      Carers Wakefield  http://carerswakefield.org.uk/

    ·      Age UK  Wakefield http://www.ageuk.org.uk/wakefielddistrict/

    ·      Dementia UK - https://www.dementiauk.org/;

    ·      Dementia Friends - https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/;

    ·      DEEP (Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project) - http://dementiavoices.org.uk/ ;

  • 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. 

    Implementation, Investigating
  • Learn more about how to be dementia friendly

    We will hold a dementia friends session for staff on a GP practice Training Day.

  • Raise awareness of dementia

    2 of our Senior reception 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. 

    Investigating, Planning
  • The Practice is to offer a place of safety for vulnerable adults including those with dementia and ensure its employees are aware of adult safeguarding procedures.

    The Practice to join the local authority’s ‘Safer Place Scheme’ and promote registrations to vulnerable adults including those diagnosed with dementia.

    As well as the Practice being a place where vulnerable adults may come for help or assistance, the Practice will promote individual registration to the ‘Safer Place Scheme’.

    The Practice to ensure all employees have undergone basic adult safeguarding training.

  • Raise awareness of dementia

    2 of our Senior reception 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. 

    Investigating, Planning