West Midlands Clinical Networks project documents
Working towards Dementia Friendly communities in the West Midlands
- Newspaper article: Three areas in Worcestershire have been successful in their bids to become dementia friendly.
Diagnosis of Dementia for people living in Care Homes – Frequently asked questions by GPs
A discussion document jointly prepared by Maggie Keeble, GP with special interest in palliative care and older people, Worcester, Dr Nick Cartmell GP lead for dementia, South Devon and Torbay CCG and Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England.
Vision and Strategy: An Approach for Dementia Care
A document illustrating how the 6Cs can be demonstrated in Dementia Care.
Early Intervention Dementia Service Worcestershire
Models of Dementia Assessment and Diagnosis: Indicative Cost Review
The identification and review of three different models of dementia assessment and diagnosis currently being used in dementia care in the NHS in England. Click here to view the review.
Predictive prevalence modelling tool
The below resources have been made in collaboration with the Midlands and Lancashire CSU
The below is a regional report that headline figures for the estimated burden of disease in the West Midlands, and the current diagnosis rates against that broken down by dementia sub-type, age of onset and stage of disease for each CCG. This report complements the individual CCG packs that have been sent directly to CCGs with a more detailed view of their diagnosis rates and likely changes in numbers of patients for any given disease stage.
For a copy of the below Excel document, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dementia Model CCG version 2010 | Dementia Model CCG version 2007
Information for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers
Improving dementia diagnosis rates
- Dementia Partnerships 10 Key Steps to Improving Timely Diagnosis
- The Diagnosis of Dementia for people living in care homes – FAQ by GPs
- A brief pragmatic resource for general practitioners – Dementia diagnosis and management
- Primer for general practice on how to support improvements in dementia diagnosis rates in primary care (NHS England & Hardwick CCG) – Dementia Revealed – What Primary Care Needs to Know
- Actions that can be taken by primary care to improve diagnosis rates – Dr Nick Cartmell – Actions to increase diagnosis rates by 2015
- Dementia recognition tool 6CIT
Improving dementia diagnosis coding
- Guidance for coding clean up exercise for GP practices as part of ‘Harmonisation of Clinical Registers’ programme
- Step by step guide on how to carry out data coding clean up exercise (London SCN)
- Guidance to support implementation of Data Quality Toolkit (West & South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU). For further information contact email@example.com
- FAQ information ton Dementia Quality Toolkit
- High level checklist to support timely diagnosis for practices and CCGs (London SCN)
- Data Quality Toolkit – covering 10 key steps that can be taken to improve diagnosis rates (Yorkshire & Humberside SCN)
- Dementia Narrative – information from Professor Alistair Burns on dementia diagnosis by GPs in primary care
Dementia programmes (national enhancements etc)
- Dementia Identification Scheme Enhanced Service Specification Update (how the HSCIC will monitor the movement in practice dementia registers)
- Enhanced Service Specification – Dementia Identification Scheme Oct 14 – March 15
West Midlands events
Presentations from Timely Diagnosis in Dementia Event (Banks’s Stadium 25/11/14).
Copies of these presentations are available upon request, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dementia – Timely Diagnosis Matters Event Programme
- Alistair Burns – National Clinical Director for Dementia
- Dr Karim Saad – West Midlands Towards Timely Diagnosis and Quality Post-diagnostic support
- Dr Bernie Coope – Intervening Early in Dementia
- The Bristol Model – Dementia Diagnosis and Care in Primary Care
- Michael Hurt – Improving Health and Wellbeing for Walsall
- Dr Mary Tilki – Dementia and BME Communities
- Akhlak Rauf – Breaking Cultural Barriers in Caring for Dementia
- Anne Wilkinson – Assessment and Diagnosis Example Pathways
Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Planning – Guidance for Commissioners
The NICE Dementia Quality Standard on Dementia QS1 states that people with dementia should have an assessment and an ongoing personalised care plan, agreed across health and social care, that identifies a named “care coordinator” and addresses their individual needs. A document, produced by the London SCN, supports commissioners and providers of dementia care to meet that Quality Standard.
Care Home Research Priorities
Over the last year ENRICH worked with the Jame Lind Alliance to connect to care homes to develop the priorities for Care Home Research.