Supporting people with dementia in Stroud

A pilot nursing scheme is already making a difference to the services and help available for people with dementia in Stroud.

Working within four local GP practices, a dedicated mental health community dementia nurse is now supporting diagnosis and helping to develop patient care plans.

The initiative is reducing the need for some people to go to hospital and aiding the joined up approach between service providers.

Since the scheme started in April 2017, around 300 patients with dementia have received annual reviews, helping to ensure they get the care they need. This includes access to mental health consultant psychiatry support if needed.

The initiative has been made possible thanks to partnership working between the practices, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and the county and district councils.