The Friarwood Surgery
- 31 July 2018
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, 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?
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The vast majority of our staff are already Dementia awareness trained but we will need to identify internal (and external) Dementia champions who can pass on their knowledge to new starters to maintain our Dementia Friendly standards and status.
Being able to fund all the identified changes to the surgery and keeping all staff up to date with the latest guidance.
Dedicated champions will help keep us constantly reviewing what we do for our patients
Contact name: Kevin Duggan (Practice Manager)
Address: The Friarwood Surgery, Carleton Glen Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Telephone: 01977 781704
Website address: www.friarwoodsurgery.co.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
Use technology to raise awareness
We will provide information through links on our website, that raises awareness of dementia and also supports people in (insert name of city\town\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 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/ ;
• Alzheimer’s Society “The dementia guide” (FREE comprehensive guide)
• Alzheimer’s Society webpage Living with Dementia publications - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2580
Ensure all staff are Dementia awareness trained and raise patient awarenes
Ensure all staff are Dementia awareness trained and raise patient awareness directly via our Patient Participation Group as well as notice boards, leaflets and displays.
Ask a Dementia patient carer to walk around the surgery with me to help complete a Kings Fund dementia friendly buildings audit and point out simple changes that will make a difference to dementia patients
Provide new Dementia friendly signage for clinician’s rooms as well as toilets etc.
Replace the clocks in the surgery with large, clear, easy to read ones.