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Langmans Dental Health Centres

Family owned and run Dental Practices based in Stratford-upon-Avon and Wellesbourne in Warwickshire. We provide general dental care on the National Health Service and Privately. Our Wellesbourne Surgery is a small village practice with 5 surgeries, 4 of which are on the ground floor. Our Stratford Practice is in the heart of the town centre with good public transport links and parking available. We have 11 surgeries. 7 on the ground floor, including a wheelchair base for patients to access dental treatment without having to leave their wheelchair or mobility scooter. Both locations provide general dental care and treatment including routine recalls, emergency appointments, restorative work and prosthetics. Our on-site laboratory and dental technicians are available to make all removable prosthetics and also gumshields and whitening trays.

Updated:
21 May 2019
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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?

When providing oral health care to the general public, we also consider their general health and wellbeing. With an increasing ageing population in Stratford upon Avon and also the recognition of early Dementia diagnosis, we are in a better position following our training to help recognise the signs and symptoms and also provide appropriate care and support when people with dementia and their family/carers attend. Also having the knowledge of where to signpost them for support groups is progress in helping us become more dementia friendly.

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

Being a very large practice with lots of staff members, access to training and monitoring the training and updates of individuals will be the biggest challenge.

Member website

www.langmansdental.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Compliance Manager will keep training records of all training completed and monitor any updates. All staff are being encouraged to become Dementia Friends and the Compliance Manager will again monitor this.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Provide more resources for patients and family/carers

    We are getting a selection of leaflets and resources to display in our waiting to signpost patients/families and carers to further support that is available locally.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Including Dementia in our Health Promotion

    We are planning to include Dementia and Alzheimers awareness in our monthly Health Promotion boards / events and marketing to help raise awareness and also demonstrate that we are a dementia friendly practice with appropriately trained staff.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Further actions

    We are also going to consider the practice environments to become more dementia friendly with nostalgic pictures, different magazines, a quiet area for patients and generally be more considerate to their general feelings and have better empathy and understanding if the patient is confused or misses appointments etc.
    Status:
    Planning