A Service Evaluation of iSPACE: 6 steps to becoming a Dementia Friendly GP Surgery

Short Title A Service Evaluation of iSPACE
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Wessex AHSN: Centre for Implementation Science
Contact Name Sydney Anstee
Contact Email S.Anstee@soton.ac.uk
Web Link http://wires.wessexahsn.org.uk/knowledge-resources/creating-dementia-friendly-gp-surgeries/
Sector Primary Care
Region Hampshire Isle of Wight
Postcode SO171TL
Active Yes

Commissioned evaluation of Dementia Friendly GP initiative. 2 case study practices (Oakley, Ryde); sample of primary care practices to gauge dementia care already in place; interviews with GP, staff, service users.

Initiative to be evaluated across range of metrics including patient and carer experience, prescribing, referrals, teamwork & care planning.


The evaluation showed the following outcomes:
•Improvement in patient and carer experience
•Increase in diagnosis rates
•Staff attitudes to dementia are more positive
•Clinical consultations improved

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