Kilburn Primary Care Co-op Ltd

Brent CCG is made up of all 62 GP practices in the borough who care for approximately 370,000 people registered with GPs in Brent. All practices are part of a network; there are currently three networks/legal entities in Brent - Kilburn Primary Care Co-op Ltd, Harness and K&W Healthcare. Kilburn Primary Care Co-op Limited was established in 2009, to bring a group of local GPs from south Brent together who share a passion to provide excellent primary care services to their patients and families. Kilburn Primary Care Co-op Limited are a ‘not for profit’ organisation of dedicated practices throughout the local area. The network is proud to work in partnership with NHS Brent CCG to provide a range of services including GP Extended Access Hub service, Out of hospital services and integrated care.

Updated:
11 December 2017
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Community Action on Dementia Brent 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?

Our ‘Dementia Care Kilburn’ Partnerships in Innovative Education (PIE) project for 2017/18 builds on our last  PIE (2016/17) with the overall aim of improving the quality of life for people living with dementia, their families and carers by increasing professional awareness and understanding of dementia and reducing the stigma associated with dementia. This year we will focus specifically on care homes as well as GP education and awareness. We wish to continue the development of Kilburn as a  ‘Dementia Friendly’ ward in Brent by challenging contemporary negative perspectives on dementia, exploring ways jointly with those living with dementia, their families and carers, to support people living well with dementia in care homes to maintain quality of life for as long as possible.

 

Key objectives of Dementia Care Kilburn will be:

-       To increase information for GPs and those recently diagnosed with dementia on support networks/agencies or services available;

-       To reduce social exclusion and discrimination and promote wellness within care homes;

-       To explore ways of connecting with, supporting and empowering people with memory loss and their carers;

-       To further build confidence in general practice to take a lead on the management and care for patients with a diagnosis of dementia;

-       To further develop closer working relationships between primary and secondary care professionals to support joined up pathways of care.

 

Through an integrated approach to education and training, spanning primary and secondary care, CAD Brent and involving patients and local communities, we will ensure that professionals and community champions/ peer supporters are fully equipped with the latest information to support and advise those living with dementia. 

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

We do not foresee any obstacles apart from lack of funding.

2. Actions

  • Local Campaign

    An integrated approach to disseminating and sharing information on post diagnosis, providing advice and sign posting to local communities/support agencies. This proactive approach to sharing knowledge with local communities will also aim to update professionals, champions and peers delivering the information first hand.

    Status:

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Targeted campaign to raise awareness of dementia within care homes

    To raise awareness and educate staff within care homes with the aim of improving the quality of life of those in care homes living with dementia.

    Status:

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Deliver structured training to GPs in Kilburn

    The objectives of the structured education component for professionals will be:

    -       To build on learning from phase 1 on dementia and equip professionals with a resource that informs them of the support agencies and networks available for those recently diagnosed;

    -       To support timely diagnosis and identification of patients appropriate for assessment (with a focus on quality of referrals);

     

    Of the structured training, modules to include:

     

    -       How to make a diagnosis

    -       Initiating treatment

    -       When to refer to a specialist

    -       Confidence in making a diagnosis

    -       What investigations need to be carried out

    -       Risk management

    Status:

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member