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David Vallance and associates

NHS dental practice delivering dental treatment to patients

Updated:
23 February 2019
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Health, Care, 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?

Help making patients aware of the different treatment options and what is best treatment available. patients have personal choice and treatment is person centre. All our patients are treated with dignity and respect and we value and act upon their opinions. We support our patients to live pain and dental disease free. We operate  a transparent  informaton policy where we are always open and honest. We are a vital service to the local community and welcome patients living with dementia into the practice. If there is an oppurtunity to be involved with Dementia research we would be happy to contribute.

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

As dementia patients move more towards later stage we may have to refer them to specialist services in order for them to receive appropriate treatment. We understand that the population is growing older and cases if patients with dementia will rise.

2. Actions

  • Replace sign outside

    We have replaced the sign for the practice outside to make the practice look more welcoming as the origional one looked tired.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Make a sign for reception for patients wishing to access a drink of water

    We will make a large sign for the reception area asking patients to ask the reception staff if they would like a drink of water whilst they are waiting.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Staff to become Dementia Freinds

    All staff within the practice have become a Dementia Friends which has helped us raise our awareness around Dementia and how this may affect  our patient. We feel better able to support our patient's as a result of this training and we all wear our badges.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Change stripy mat in the entrance to the practice

    We will change the door mat to once that does not have any patterns on.

    Status:
    Being implemented