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The Sides Medical Centre GP practice Swinton

23 May 2018
North West
Local Alliances:
Salford 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 a dementia champion - dementia leads. Information pack for patients and  all our staff have been trained in dementia awareness by the Dementia friends. Our practice has delivered 2 open days with the work off our PP Group, in which service providers are brought in to the practice they set up stall and we inform our patient and they are free to attend gaining knowledge and support  for professional group such as Care uk dementia friends ect

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

Space and advertisement , the practice reception area is not really that big but we manage to get around 5 stalls in and this the PPG arranged poster, internet advertising for our open day . Time is another restraint

2. Actions


    we are having a support health worker having a table in reception 1 day a week from SPCT to informa patient what support is availble

    Being implemented
  • The Dementia Champion attending regular meetings to ensure the information is current

    To attend regular meeting at Humphrey Booth Centre with our local Dementia Friends Group in Salford to ensure we are aware of what is available with the community.

  • All staff to have Dementia Awareness Training

    To ensure new staff have dementia awareness  and all current  staff have updates and watch information videos  provided by our dementia friends www.dementiafriends.org.uk

  • Continuing to work with our outstanding Patient Participation Group (PPG) to ensure our patient’s needs is identified through the voice of the PPG.

    We have previous held open day for dementia in October 2017 and we held an open day the year before 2016. The Practice and  PGP group invited  support groups such as  Carers Centre - Age UK – Mind – Basic and we also had a member of the nursing team offering dementia test to all patients and handing out carers forms to encourage patients to join carers register and advising them on the benefits.

    Our Practice will support and work with our Patient Participation Group in arranging events.

    • Open Day
    • Patient Information sessions 
    • Improving inclusion for all patient 
    • Giving the patients a voice and the resources 
    Initial Scoping