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Jonathan Clark Phyiotherapy Ltd

At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, we recognise that pain can have a significant effect on your daily life and whether acute or chronic, you should seek our specialist opinion straight away. The injury may well be more severe than you realise and could potentially lead to further damage if left untreated. Across our four locations in Southampton, Eastleigh and Fareham, we offer the services of dedicated, qualified and experienced Physiotherapists and Sports Massage Therapists to assist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a variety of complex musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. We are responsible for not only treating members of the general public, but the University of Southampton’s staff, students, gym members and national standard bursary athletes. Furthermore, we are recognised by all major private medical insurers and the vast majority of medico-legal reporting agencies. Whichever category you fit into, you can be sure that the treatment you receive with us at Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy is individualised and of the utmost quality.

30 October 2017
South East
Local Alliances:
Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)

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?

Promoting awareness of dementia amongst staff, and their recognition of patients with dementia, recognizing signs such as memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language. Onward referral to see a patient's GP in instances where we suspect dementia, but it hasn't formally been diagnosed.

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

Time and financial constraints. I won't be able to send all staff members on a 45 minute course to turn them all into Dementia Friends, but only one member of staff, who can then be essentially our Dementia lead and feed back any accrued knowledge, skills, action plans, strategies etc to other staff members. As the 45 minutes will take up with travel around 1 hr 15 minutes of a Physiotherapist's time.

2. Actions

  • Ensuring patients feel supported during their visit

    Allowing any patients with dementia to be chaperoned by their carer, as part of our chaperone policy.

  • Assess our environment

    Ensuring our four Physiotherapy clinic environments are dementia friendly. Being aware of patients having an to easy to navigate environment, the way in and the way out being signposted clearly, as well as any public toilets. Minimising clutter, ensuring lighting is adequate, avoiding any décor that might interfere with space and depth perception issues such as swirly wallpaper or flooring, over shiny surfaces. No dark coloured doormats, seat covers or doors, as they tend to be seen as black holes .

  • Community engagement.

    Putting the stickers provided up on our clinic windows to let people know we are working to be dementia friendly.

  • Dementia Friends

    I intend to designate a member of staff to be a Dementia Friend. this designated member of staff can then feedback anything they learn from the 45 minute free information session back to all other staff at the next team meeting.