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Briefing events scheduled for the latest SBRI Healthcare call Mental Health & Technology in Surgery
Ahead of the launch of the Mental Health & Technology in Surgery competition during the second half of October, the following three briefing events...
CoPMRE Fourteenth Annual Symposium - Healthcare Simulation: Playing Seriously, 18th October 2017
Newsletters, annual reports...
iSPACE is a number of actions designed to improve the patient experience through delivery of a set of improvements in care planning, communications and awareness of dementia for staff in primary care settings.
The AHSN has funded a project to make GP surgeries dementia friendly. This was piloted in Hampshire, implemented on the Isle of Wight and then evaluated by the Wessex AHSN Centre for Implementation Science at the University of Southampton. This project has shown good outcomes for patients and is now being spread across Wessex.
I – Identify a dementia champion,
S – Staff Training,
P – Partnership working with patients, carers, and the voluntary sector,
A – Assessment and oversight of use of anti psychotics
C – Care planning and use of tools such as ‘This is Me’,
E – ensure the environment supports people with dementia and other disabilities.
This work is now being spread across Wessex with 143 surgeries in the process of becoming dementia friendly. The programme is often carried out in conjunction with the Dementia Action Alliance and groups who wish to make their communities dementia friendly.
If you'd like to implement the iSPACE actions in your surgery, you can download the full toolkit from the Resources section on this page - to the right.
You may also like to watch our films showing how Oakley & Overton Partnership initiated iSPACE, and what the improvements have meant to patients and carers, which are available on the right-hand side of this page.Lastly, below you can see how this project is spreading to GP surgeries in the Wessex region on this map:
You may also like to watch our new training films:
Film 1: What is dementia?
Film 2: Creating Dementia Friendly GP surgeries using iSPACE
Dementia Action Alliance
Access iSPACE Resources
iSPACE: Dementia Friendly Surgeries brochure
iSPACE: how to implement and how the AHSN can help
iSPACE: Newsletter Spring 2017
iSPACE: Frequently Asked Questions April 2017