Event Resources – Sharing Innovations in Dementia Care

Thursday 23rd March 2017
Ramside Hall, Durham

The event is jointly organised by the Academic Health Science North East and North Cumbria, NHS England Northern England Clinical Networks and the Dementia Innovation Hub.

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Posters

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Presentations

Dementia; Forget About a Cure, Focus on Care – Louise Robinson
What’s New in Dementia Research – Professor Ian McKeith
Primary Care Delirium Tool – Dr Teik Goh
Alexandra Centre – Dr Lesley Young
Living Well with Dementia Programme – Dave Belshaw

My Future Wellbeing Tool (Presentation) – Dr Anne Bell

My Future Wellbeing Tool

Virtual Clinics – David Storm
LiveWell Dementia Hub – Peter Otter
Derwentside Clinical System – Dr Gareth Forbes
Safe and Well Home Visits – Andrew Allison

 

Agenda

09:00
Registration and Poster Viewing – Download Poster Abstract Summary
09:30
Welcome and Introduction
Professor Oliver James, Medical Director
AHSN NENC
09:45
Keynote Speakers

Dementia; Forget About a Cure, Focus on Care
Professor Louise Robinson, Professor of Primary Care and Ageing and Director of the Institute for Ageing
a.l.robinson@ncl.ac.uk
Newcastle University

What’s New in Dementia Research?
Professor Ian McKeith, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
ian.mckeith@ncl.ac.uk
Newcastle University

10:35
Project Presentations

Primary Care Delirium Tool
Dr Teik Goh, GP
teik.goh@nhs.net
The Garth Surgery

Alexandra Centre
Dr Lesley Young
Lesley.Young@chsft.nhs.uk
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Living Well with Dementia Programme
Dave Belshaw, Chief Executive
dave.belshaw@nemhdu.org.uk
North of England Mental Health Development Unit

My Future Wellbeing Tool
Dr Anne Bell, Specialty Dr in MHSOP
anne.bell4@nhs.net
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

11:35
Refreshments and Poster Viewing
11:50
Q&A
12:50
Lunch and Networking
13:45
Project Presentations

Virtual Clinics
David Storm, Senior Clinical Service Manager
David.Storm@cumbria.nhs.uk
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

LiveWell Dementia Hub
Peter Otter, Hub Coordinator
Peter.Otter@stockton.gov.uk
LiveWell Dementia Hub

Derwentside Clinical System
Dr Gareth Forbes, GP
gareth.forbes@nhs.net
Leadgate Surgery and Derwentside Healthcare GP Federation

Safe and Well Home Visits
Andrew Allison, Community Safety Manager
aallison@ddfire.gov.uk
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority

14:45
Refreshments and Poster Viewing
15:00
Q&A
16:00
Closing Remarks
16:15
Close

 

Meet the Speakers

Oliver James Professor Oliver James FRCP FMedSci
Medical Director
Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria
@AHSN_NENCProfessor James was a Consultant Physician in Newcastle for 30 years, Professor of Medicine from 1985, Head of Newcastle University School of Clinical Medical Sciences from 1995, Pro Vice Chancellor Medical Faculty 2004-2008. Also Senior Vice President Royal College of Physicians 1997-1999. Author of over 300 papers on aspects of liver disease and ageing.
Louise Robinson Professor Louise Robinson
Professor of Primary Care and Ageing and Director of the Institute for Ageing
Newcastle University
@NCLAgeingProfessor Louise Robinson is Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Professor of Primary Care and Ageing at Newcastle University. She is also an academic GP and the first GP to be awarded a prestigious NIHR Professorship.Professor Robinson leads a research programme focused on improving the quality of life and quality of care for older people, especially those with dementia.She was Primary Care lead for the national Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge and is a member of the NICE guidelines dementia group.
Ian McKeith Professor Ian McKeith
Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
Newcastle University
@NCLAgeing

Ian McKeith is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University.  His dementia research career has included clinico-pathological brain banking studies, population based epidemiology and clinical trials.His current programme is based in the Newcastle Biomedical Research Unit in Lewy Body dementia with a focus on early diagnostics and novel therapeutics.He established and continues to lead the Consortium on Dementia with Lewy Bodies, which developed consensus guidelines for clinical and pathological diagnosis and treatment, which are now used globally.From 2005-2015 he was Director of the UK National Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) responsible for delivering clinical trials within NHS in England.Ian is an NIHR Senior Investigator, founding President of the Lewy Body Society national charity and a member of several international editorial and advisory boards. He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles with over 35,000 citations and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008, and from the American Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in 2015.

Project Presentations

Primary Care Delirium Tool
Dr Teik Goh, GP
The Garth SurgeryThe Primary Care Delirium Tool started as a collaborative work between South Tees CCG and TEWV NHS Foundation Trust to improve care for patient with dementia. This pathway aims to increase awareness and recognition of various causes for challenging behaviour in people with cognitive impairment, in particular delirium. The pathway was introduced to primary care professionals GPs and NPs working in South Tees area in early 2016. It helps identify the high risk groups developing delirium, assessment tools, then various behavioural, nursing, non-pharmacological and pharmacological measures. We hope to develop a similar but simpler pathway for professionals working in care home settings in near future.
Alexandra Centre
Dr Lesley Young
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation TrustThe dementia and delirium service at Sunderland Royal Hospital service was set up in 2013 in response to the national dementia CQUIN, and aims to provide a hospital wide service for the cognitively frail, to identify patient either with or at risk of cognitive problems (dementia and delirium) and offer advice on diagnosis and management, including support to carers. In 2015 we opened a day therapy area ( Alexandra centre) with in the hospital to provide specialist support for cognitively frail inpatient, which operates in in-reach / outreach service 7 days a week to in-patients throughout the hospital.
Living Well with Dementia Programme
Dave Belshaw, Chief Executive
North of England Mental Health Development UnitIn this workshop we will look at the development of the Living Well with dementia programme and consider the outcomes from the evaluation so far. Through this programme and others we have developed the concept of self care and will also explore the importance of self-care and self-management in the context of the changing landscape of the NHS and Social Care. Finally we will look at the Self-Care Wheel and explore the next steps in utilising it as a tool.
My Future Wellbeing Tool
Dr Anne Bell, Specialty Dr in MHSOP
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustMy Future Wellbeing Tool is an easy to use guide. It can be used by anyone, requires no special training and promotes real conversations between families, carers and people living with dementia. The aim is:

  • To provide an opportunity for all patients who have received a dementia diagnosis to be involved in planning their end of life care. This would be done after diagnosis and before loss of capacity.
  • To enable conversations with patients and their families about their choices and preferences for end of life care.
  • To ensure all parties involved in dementia care were aware of the patients’ plans.
  • To give patients the time to; resolve relationship difficulties, arrange financial provision, discuss spiritual needs, share physical care, emotional support, legal documents.
Virtual Clinics
David Storm, Senior Clinical Service Manager
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
LiveWell Dementia Hub
Peter Otter, Hub Coordinator,
LiveWell Dementia HubBy bringing together a wide range of local organisations the LiveWell Dementia Hub provides a single first point of contact for information about dementia and the support that is available in Stockton-on-Tees. The Hub also provides a venue for a number of different organisations to provide services from, enabling people to access complementary services within the same venue or during the same visit.The presentation will outline the steps that have been taken to develop the Hub model, the benefits of this approach and the key learning to date.
Derwentside Clinical System
Dr Gareth Forbes, GP
Leadgate Surgery and Derwentside Healthcare GP FederationAn integrated care planning system allowing a common approach to supporting patients with conditions such as frailty, dementia, palliative and end of life care needs and patients on the avoiding admissions scheme.  The system attempts to integrate guidance, requirements and documentation from appropriate sources e.g. the regional Deciding Right Guidance, Gold Service Framework, BGS Fit for Frailty guidance as well as other local and national guidance and contracts.  The ultimate aim is to make it easy to create, update and share meaningful plans to help improve patients’ quality of life.
Safe and Well Home Visits
Andrew Allison, Community Safety Manager
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service get into 18,000 homes a year delivering Safe and Wellbeing Visits.  The visits are free and focus on fire safety in the home as well as six different health / lifestyle issues, including dementia.  The fire and rescue service then work with the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver practical solutions and help for the person or family.

Useful Links

NHS England’s Dementia Team have just published Dementia: Good Care Planning

Personalised care planning is crucial in supporting people living with dementia and their families and carers. The importance of having a high quality, regularly reviewed care plan is reiterated in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework as one of the dementia indicators. To support this, NHS England has developed the guide Dementia: Good Care Planning, with input from people living with dementia, their carers and health and social care professionals. The guide highlights key characteristics of a person-centered dementia care plan and is intended for primary care providers and commissioners.

Download Dementia: Good Care Planning

Primary Care Delirium and BPSD Guide