Supporting People With Dementia to Live Well
The dementia project is focused on supporting improved sharing of information between health and care professionals to enhance care and support for people with dementia in Greater Manchester.
Around 30,000 people are estimated to live with dementia in Greater Manchester. However, all too often their care is not joined up and patients, carers and professionals are not able to access information that would inform better care and treatment.
We are developing a suite of technologies that will join up clinical systems and patient information so that dementia can be detected earlier, patient records are consistent and instantly updated, we can properly track how the disease is progressing and develop advanced care plans, prescribe the right medication, prevent hospital admissions and improve their overall quality of life. It will also mean that people living with dementia and their carers will have access to their information to make more informed choices about their own health and care.
The project will first be delivered in Salford and Trafford.
It being led by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Funding has been provided by NHS England as part of the national Local Health and Care Record programme.