Station Lane Medical Centre
We are a GP surgery located in West Yorkshire providing health care to over 7200 patients. We are a membership practice of Wakefield CCG and recently joined a federation serving over 150000 patients population. We are currently Young Person Friendly accredited and Dementia Friendly Accredited. Station Lane Medical Centre takes dementia very serious and promotes this extensively in-house.
- 5 May 2018
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?
Our action plan focuses on prevention and education for all staff within the GP surgery. Facilitate a timely diagnosis of people with Dementia. We aim to ensure that the care of people with Dementia becomes more people centred. Promote Dementia and make the surgery more Dementia Friendly.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Financial – any changes which require new equipment or displays will have to be at the cost of the surgery.
May need additional GP admin time to review patients records / medications etc..
Dementia Friendly Signs
Ensure public areas are clearly signposted for patients with Dementia (toilets, way out etc...)
Create a Memory Corner
Dedicated area in the waiting room for patients with Dementia, this will include posters, leaflets, colour contrasts, clocks, day, date etc...
Ensure staff are trained in Dementia – workshop / e-learning