North Somerset CCG

NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for making sure that the people of North Somerset have the NHS health services they need.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Health, Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioners Sector
Local Alliances:
Portishead Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Clevedon, Weston & Worle 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?

NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning group is working in partnership with key stakeholder organisations to deliver better outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and carers. The North Somerset Dementia Strategy Group, chaired by the CCG in partnership with North Somerset Council, leads and monitors the implementation of the North Somerset Dementia Action Plan, which details how care and support for people with dementia, their family and carers is being improved in North Somerset. Work includes implementation of national guidance and policy such as the National Dementia Strategy; Living Well with Dementia and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. The Strategy Group is a partnership group with multi-agency representation spanning the breadth of the dementia care pathway. The Group includes representatives of Rethink Mental Illness, the Alzheimer’s Society, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust, North Somerset Community Partnership, Weston Area Health Trust, NHS North Somerset CCG and North Somerset Council. Involvement and engagement of people living with dementia, their family and carers is undertaken via the local support services and groups, which has proven to be an inclusive and meaningful approach.

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

A key challenge for North Somerset is ensuring that services are able to meet the needs of an older adult population which is disproportionately large, in part due to the high number of care homes in area. The impact of this imbalance creates significant challenges to commissioning health and social care services, both in terms of ensuring there is appropriate capacity to meet emergency and acute needs, but also to meet the needs of people living in the community. NHS North Somerset CCG sees improving care and support for people living with dementia, their families and carers as one of its top aims. Through the North Somerset Dementia Strategy Group and the implementation of the North Somerset Dementia Action Plan, and in close collaboration with our partner organisations and stakeholders, the CCG will continue to work towards achieving this aim.

2. Actions

  • Remodelling the dementia diagnosis pathway

    Remodelling the dementia diagnosis pathway (for year 2013/2014)

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  • Refreshing the North Somerset Dementia Care Pathway

    Refreshing the North Somerset Dementia Care Pathway 

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  • Dementia Education Programme

    Developing and delivering a dementia education programme, building upon the stepped model of education which commenced in North Somerset in 2011/12

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  • Improve hospital care

    Improve care and support for people with dementia and their carers in general and community hospitals 

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