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Newmarket Community Healthcare Team

The Community Healthcare Team is an NHS organisation, under the umbrella of the West Suffolk Foundation Trust, and is made up of Community Nurses, Community Physios and Community Occupational Therapists, Generic workers and Healthcare assistants. It provides healthcare in the community for Newmarket and the surrounding villages. We also have some Social Care workers, Social Workers and Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners, co-located within the team to promote joined up working. Referrals can be made through the Care Co-ordination Centre number 03001232425.

9 July 2019
East of England
Local Alliances:
Newmarket 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?

All people working in the NHS are committed to helping people with Dementia to live as independent and fulfilling life as possible.

While delivering our Service, the Newmarket CHT  will endeavour to meet the Dementia Declaration, following best practice in Dementia care.

We will fully respect and involve the person with dementia as far as possible in the decisions about their care, we will design services to meet their needs where possible, and involve and support the Carer(s) of the person living with dementia.

We would seek to resolve specific problems that may occur with individuals from time to time.

We ensure that all staff are welcoming, helpful and supportive to people living with dementia.

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

As an NHS organisation, this is our usual practice (welcoming, helpful and supportive) for all people that require our care.  

We will make sure that all new staff are trained in the best ways of helping people with dementia and regularly update existing staff.          

2. Actions

  • Continuously Improve our Understanding of Dementia

    All our staff have regular training in the needs of people living with Dementia, and the training is continuously updated with regard to new research findings.

  • Work in partnership with Newmarket DAA

    The Newmarket CHT will work with the Newmarket Dementia Action Alliance to support Newmarket to become a dementia friendly community and encourage other organisations to attend Dementia Friends sessions and sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance.

  • Promoting dementia awareness

    The Newmarket CHT will provide information to patients and families in the Newmarket area about the NDAA.