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LYNWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE

We are large practice with 11800 patients . We endeavour to provide continuous support and flexible appointments. We have skill mix of 9 GP's, ANP , Practice nurses and HCA'S. We have around 153 patients diagnosed with dementia and we continually support them with up to date timely reviews and care plans . We also provide them double appointments if they wish to see GP.

Updated:
20 February 2019
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Health, Local DAA Members, Medical
Local Alliances:
Havering 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 have around 153 patients diagnosed with dementia and we continually support them with up to date timely reviews and care plans . We also provide them double appointments if they wish to see GP. We have 5 care home patients to look after. Our GP does weekly round and support is provided during surgery opening timings in case they want any visit to see the patient.

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

Identifying patients with dementia, ensuring that patients in risk groups are asked about their memory and understand the importance of the screening test if there are concerns. Lack of understanding and awareness of dementia amongst non medically trained staff.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia information sessions for practice staff

    To arrange with the HDAA coordinator for staff to recieve awarenees training.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Identify Dementia Champion

    To identify a member of the staff to be trained as Dementia Champion and attend 1 days course in London.
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia action alliance meetings

    Will attend meetings where possible.

    Status:
    Being implemented