GP practices become 'dementia friendly'

Two practices in Castle Point and Rochford have recently been accredited as ‘dementia friendly’.

Oaklands Surgery (Canvey) and Wakering Medical Centre (Great Wakering) were delighted to receive the accreditation for being ‘dementia friendly’ from Wessex Academic Science Network (AHSN).

This achievement comes after both the GP surgeries implemented the iSPACE project; an innovative model for dementia friendly primary care, funded and managed by AHSN.

The project is designed to improve the patient experience by delivering a set of key improvements in dementia care.

GP Practice Awards back for a third year and we need your nominations

Following the success of last year’s event, the local NHS has partnered with the Echo once again to recognise good work and good people in our GP surgeries in the Quality Awards 2018.    

It is estimated that over 4,000 appointments take place every day in GP practices across south east Essex.  Most of us never get to hear about the positive stories, the staff that go the extra mile for their patients. It is not an exaggeration to say many of them save lives every day of the week.

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