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Kings Medical Practice

General Practice

Updated:
17 October 2017
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health
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?

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.

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 relevant websites onto an existing page on our website.

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

We will hold a dementia friends session for staff on a GP Practice Training Day to improve our understanding of Dementia.  We will join the Safer Places scheme.

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

Possible cost from any action of assessing the facilities.  Some aspects of the building design cant be changed, for example there is not clear view of the surrounding outside area while waiting for an appointment.

If financial problems arise regarding updating facilities to be dementia friendly, we will seek to use funded or free resources to improve the facilities where needed.

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
Website address:
www.kingsmedicalpractice.co.uk

Member website

kingsmedicalpractice.co.uk

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 areas.

     

    Action Completed in March 2016 and has been maintained as an up to date information board with additional dementia friends resources.

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  • Join the Safer Places scheme

    We will register to become a Safer Places site for people in the Normanton area

    Status:
  • Provision of up to date literature

    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.

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  • 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

    • 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.

     

     

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  • Make the environment more dementia friendly

    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.

    Status:
  • Improving our understanding of Dementia

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

    We completed this action in February 2017.

    Status:
  • Join the Safer Places scheme

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

    We completed this action in February 2017.

    Status: