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MAC Clinical Research

We are a clinical research company that also delivers consultant–led local memory assessment services. Established in 1988 we and our patients help develop improved treatments for dementia through clinical trials. Our staff number more that 100 and comprises a multi-disciplinary group of psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, nurses and researchers. We work with GP surgeries, NHS departments, pharmacies, charities and support groups to inform people of relevant trials that may offer help with their condition. Our skilled medical and administration teams in Manchester, Barnsley Blackpool, Cannock, Leeds,Liverpool and Teeside clinics provide participants with the highest standards of care, emphasising dignity and respect. MAC always ensures that the GP is informed of the progress throughout the trial.

4 May 2019
North West
Medical, Research Sector
Local Alliances:
Sefton DAA, Liverpool 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?

Participating in clinical trials enable those with dementia and their carers to take an active role in their own healthcare, gaining more knowledge of their condition. They can gain early access to medications not yet available and help with the development of future medications. The trials that we conduct are almost always national, indeed global, and hence our efforts support the UK Government’s initiatives in promoting high quality clinical research in the UK and attracting further investment. As an organisation, dignity, respect and safety are our priorities when interacting with people who have or care for those with dementia. We provide enough information in a way that can be digested and re-digested at a later date. We can and do network with other organisations to inform the people that attend our clinic of what is available.

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

The person with dementia and their carer are not always aware of local research that is available. One of the challenges will be identifying the changes that could be needed and instigating them. Continued training of our (research ) staff to sensitively provide holistic dementia care.

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2. Actions

  • To inform as many people as possible about local research

    Working with Join Dementia Research and recruiting suitable patients Clinical Relations Specialists Proactively promoting within Community

    Being implemented
  • To make our premises dementia-friendly

    Assess all public areas to see where improvements can be made using DAA environments checklist.

    Being implemented
  • To further train all members of staff on dementia so that all interactions are a pleasant experience for the people who we come into contact with.

    Develop a training package for all new and existing staff and include in the MAC training policy. We have  specialist doctors and nurses that can develop and run these courses.

    A key staff member has now trained as a dementia friends champion and we have started to put our staff through dementia friends sessions.

    Being implemented