We offer NHS and private dentistry and we are healthy living dental practice and also LGBT gold star award practice. We also hold BDA good practice award. We are IV sedation training practice. We are a domestic violence awareness practice and make information available to our patients of where to get help and we can also refer patients if we have a concern.
- 10 May 2019
- North West
- Care, Health
- 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 offer all our patients all available treatment option so that they can make an informed decision.
We offer patient centred care, tailor made for our patients needs.
We are a valued part of our local community.
We operate an open door policy and have a duty of candor policy in place. We have written information leaflets available also.
We value our patients feedback and act upon reasonable suggesation made.
We treat all out patients with dignity and respect.
If there was an oppurtinity to take part in research towards Dementia we would be happy to contribute.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We understand that the population is growing older and we may see an increase in patients living with Dementia.
As patients move towards the later stages of Dementia if they require treatment we may need to refer the patient onto specialist services.
Place a stair lift with ramp into the practice
We are having a stair lift with ramp built within the next 6 months to improve access to the practice for patients with reduced mobility and/or wheelchair users
- Being implemented
Make a sign for the waiting area
We are going to make a sign for the waiting area asking if patients would like a drink of water to please ask a member of staff
Place better signage for the bathrooms
We are going to place more signage around the practice so that patients can find the bathroom easier
- Being implemented
Book Dementia Friends session every 2 years
To accout for staff turnover and also as a refresher we will request a Dementia Freinds session every 2 years