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King’s Medical Practice

General Practice

Updated:
19 September 2017
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?


What we are going to do:

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

We completed this action by March 2016 and have been maintaining an up-to-date information board since with additional Dementia Friends resources.

Action 2 title: Use technology to raise awareness

What we are going to do:

We will provide information through links on our website, that raises awareness of dementia and also supports people in 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 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
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=12870
• 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)
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2526;
• Alzheimer’s Society webpage Living with Dementia publications - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2580

We will complete this action by 01 October 2017.


Action 3 title: Make the environment more dementia friendly

What we are going to do:

Use the EHE Environmental Assessment Tool – Is Your Health Centre Dementia Friendly and identify actions to remedy areas for improvement.

We will complete this action by 01 September 2017.


Additional actions: Improving our understanding of Dementia

What we are going to do:

We will hold a Dementia Friends Session for staff on a GP Practice Training Day.

We completed this action in February 2017.


Additional actions: Join the Safer Places scheme

What we are going to do:

We will hold a Dementia Friends Session for staff on a GP Practice Training Day.

We completed this action in February 2017.

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

Possible cost from any actions of assessing the facilities.

Some aspects of the building design can’t be changed, for example there is no clear view of the surrounding outside area while waiting for an appointment.

Member contacts

Contact name: Christine Sanderson

Address:
King’s Medical Practice, King’s Medical Centre, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2AZ

Telephone:
01924 223 909
Email:
Kings.medicalpractice@nhs.net

Member website

www.kingsmedicalpractice.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    We will hold a Dementia Friends Sessions for staff on GP Practice Training Day.

    Status:
  • Make the environment more dementia friendly

    Use the EHE Environmental Assessment tool - Is your health centre dementia friendly? Identify actions to remedy areas for improvement.

    Status:
  • Use technology to raise awareness

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

    We will create a pate on the practices own website giving information about dementia and put links to the following websites onto an existing page on our website:

    • Alzheimers society website
    • Wakefield and Five Towns local Alzheimers society office
    • Carers UK / Carers Wakefield
    • Age UK Wakefield
    • Dementia UK
    • Dementia Friends
    • Demential Engagement and Empowerment Project
    • Alzheimers Society The dementia Guide
    • Alzheimer's society webpage living with dementia
    Status: