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Riverside Surgery

We are a small GP Surgery based near Tamworth town centre with a patient population of 1600. We have one GP, Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Practice Manager and two admin staff.

Updated:
21 May 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Clinical Commissioning Group, Domiciliary Care, Education Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Health, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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 joining the Local Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance Group.

We promote dementia awareness by providing leaflets and posters in surgery to make patients aware of signs or symptoms of dementia.

Some members of staff have attended the Dementia Training course made available from the local CCG, this has enabled us to recognise the signs and symptoms of dementia. If people report memory loss symptoms we screen them for dementia using the gpcog assessment.

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

Patients are not always readily compliant and dont want to admit they may have a problem.

We feel that regular updated training sessions would be beneficial to all staff.

Sign posting for GP's to local Dementia services, lack of a general update from the CCGs on the local services available.

2. Actions

  • Training

    All staff to undertake the e-learning Dementia Awareness training that is available.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia patient register

    Update the register on a regular basis. Incorporate a system on the computer to highlight that we are dealing with a Dementia patient. Update the next of kin details for each dementia patient. Obtain written consent where possible to speak to either a carer or relative regarding medical information, appointment reminders etc.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Local support groups

    Research local support groups, promote these services using posters and leaflets within the surgery.

    Status:
    Investigating

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member