Dementia Champions & Staff Training Dates

Dementia Champions

The role of the Dementia Champion

•To the patient
To promote the wellbeing of dementia patients staying at the Royal Surrey County Hospital
To provide current, evidence based advice and support to the dementia patients on the ward
To ensure that the care of dementia patients across the acute trust is standardised, evidence based and in line with best practice guidelines

•To the carer, family and friends
To provide advice and support to carers, family members and friends of the dementia patient
To ensure that patients and carers can access a variety of resources / information around dementia and are signposted accordingly to appropriate community services and support groups
To assist  in reviewing the patient and carer experience during their stay at the RSCH

•To our colleagues
To raise awareness, share information and empower other members of the MDT regarding dementia and caring for dementia patients
To challenge poor practice appropriately
To provide ongoing advice and support to our colleagues
Encourage staff to utilise the forget me not symbol and the This is me / My care passport
To ensure that all new documentation, policies / procedures are disseminated and embedded in the ward in a timely manner
To promote multidisciplinary team working for patients with dementia

•For me
To develop my responsibility as a dementia champion
Continue to develop my knowledge and skills in the area of dementia and act as a role model to my peers offering advice and support as required
To maintain and update the dementia board on a bi-monthly basis

Four staff of different disciplines have undertaken an accredited dementia leaders course. We also have a multidisciplinary dementia champion group that is well attended on a monthly basis.

Please be assured that a variety of dementia training is now available for all staff.

Dementia Champion Dates for 2016

12-Jan-2016 13:30 15:00 MCMR Dementia Champion – Carer prescription
01-Feb-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 The provision of activities on the ward and how to engage patients.
07-Mar-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
05-Apr-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
03-May-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
06-Jun-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
04-Jul-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
01-Aug-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
05-Sep-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
03-Oct-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
07-Nov-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion
05-Dec-2016 13:30 15:00 A3 Dementia Champion

 

Dates and times of Dementia training 2016

Dementia study day Group A
29th Mar 2016 0900 16:45 B1 Day One

Dementia study day

30th Mar 2016 09:00 13:00 B2 Day two

Dementia Study Day

13th Jun 2016 09:00 16:45 B1 Day One

Dementia Study Day

14th June 2016 09:00 13:00 B2 Day two

Dementia Study Day

12th Sep 2016 09:00 16:45 B1 Day one

Dementia Study Day

13th Sep 2016 09:00 13:00 B2 Day two

Dementia Study Day

Dementia study days Group D
TBC 09:00 16:45 B1 Day one

Dementia Study Day

TBC 0900 13:00 TBC Day two

Dementia Study day

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