Haiderian Medical Centre
GP practice for 6000 patients in Upminster, Havering A large proportion of our population is >65 years. We have a large Dementia register and hold regular events for both Dementia patients and Carers. We have an active PPG group within the practice.
- 26 February 2018
- Health, 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 are holding regular Health checks for Dementia Carers We have had Carer's days within the practice We have organised a Dementia Arts and Craft sessions for patients We also organise Activity workshops for dementia patients- with arts/crafts, puzzles and the use of Virtual Reality
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
At present, we run the above workshops and events in-house, with no extra funding. Given the current climate of NHS cuts, it is difficult to see how this is sustainable in the long term
Dementia Staff training
Mainly for reception staff to make them aware to highlight any patients who may have Dementia to the GP.
We have received training on Dementia for staff in 2016 and this lead to new cases of Dementia being flagged to the GP
Achieving a Dementia Friendly EnvironmentTo complete the Dementia Friendly Environment Checklist We have also spoken to Tapestry and completed a walk round to make our practice more friendly to dementia patients
Complete a Dementia Workshop for patients
To organise an arts and crafts workshop for dementia patients