The Torbay Dementia Leadership Group recently conducted a local GP surgery walkthrough to ensure it is as dementia friendly as possible and have produced an Expert by Experience document around this.
This has now been shared with other practices locally and two more Medical Centres have asked the group to conduct a similar exercise. It seems there is a real enthusiasm to accommodate the particular needs of people living with a diagnosis and this is especially true of practices which embrace the ‘Virtual Ward’ initiative, aiming to mitigate the number of hospital admissions.
The group are excited to be playing such an important role in development of improved services for their peer group and are willing to share their work as an example of good practice. Click the link below to see the document: