Practice-based Memory Clinic

A mental health trust and GP practice in East Durham have launched a partnership which sees the provision of dementia assessment and a review service.
Staff for the ‘Memory Clinic’ are provided by mental health services, but the practice provides the infrastructure.
It has gained positive feedback from patients and professionals, with those being referred usually being seen within a week at a venue they know – their GP surgery.
This project has eliminated IT barriers and enhanced communication, quality of referrals, reviews and follow ups. Any follow up actions are passed to each other on the same day reducing any delays.
Read more about this initiative here