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Langley Dental Practice

NHS Dental Practice with an MOS contract also. Delivering NHS and Independent care and also an Oral surgery centre

4 March 2019
North West
Care, Children Young People and Students, Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Manchester 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 aim to ensure all staff members are fully trained on how to help patients with Dementia. We will then have a better understanding in the necessary steps to take. 

We offer all patients all available treatment options. We treat all patients as individuals, and offer person centred care and make reasonable adjustment when we can. We support patient to live pain and dental disease free. We have written information for patient to take away and operate a transparent and honest service. We value all out patients opinions and act upon suggestions. We are a vital service in the local community. If there is an opportunity to partake in a clinical study around dental care and dementia we would be happy to contribute.

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

Financial - we would like to have new chairs to offer high back support and arm rests, Art work displayed and we would like that where ever a patient is sat they can see at any point that they are at the dentist. We are in the process of re designing our waiting room and we hope that all we have learnt so far can be incorporated

We understand that the population is living longer and cases of patients with dementia will increase. When a patient moves towards later stage of dementia we may refer them onto a specialist service.

2. Actions

  • To have sign in reception saying Langley Dental Practice

    After watching the video at the course it was clear that the patient was unaware as to where she was. A sign in our reception would help with this 

  • Have a selection of high back, armed chairs in reception

    After completing the Audit I would like us to have some chairs more suitable to the needs of patients with Dementia. We are in the process of extending and plan for this to be done when we do the re fit

  • Further Training

    For all staff members to complete training and discuss in team meating

    Being implemented