October 2014

WaMH in PC Managing Dementia in Primary Care Training Resource wins national awards

WaMH in PC's Managing Dementia in Primary Care Training Resource has scooped a hat-trick of major national awards.

The training resource was entered into the prestigious 2014 Peer Awards for Excellence earlier this year under the category of Corporate Responsibility.

However, at the awards ceremony at London's Waldorf Hilton in September they ended up walking away with 3 separate awards including the overall prize.

The Managing Dementia in Primary Care Training Resource saw-off strong completion from RBS, British Gas, British Airways, First Capital Connect and many more and was announced as the winner in the following categories:

  • Overall winner of the 2014 Peer Awards for Excellence - Achievement: Development of an inspirational initiative that improves life for customers, businesses and our society
  • Overall winner of the Corporate Responsibility Award - Achievement: Recognition and impact on the broader community and the environment
  • Winner of the Education of the Community Award - Achievement: Giving hope to people working in primary care by providing them with a deeper understanding of dementia 

The Royal College of GPs in Wales is leading the way in Dementia training as the number of GP practices across Wales receiving the new training resource has now reached 113.

The dementia training resource targets all practice staff with the aim of increasing awareness and knowledge of dementia which now affects around 850,000 people in the UK. The key areas covered in the training are:

  • Timely diagnosis
  • The role of the memory clinic
  • Living with dementia
  • Advanced care planning
  • Reducing the risk of dementia.

You can access and download the training resource materials from the following link - Managing Dementia in Primary Care - Training Materials.

WaMH in PC Newsletter - Autumn 2014

Welcome to the first edition of WaMH in PCs (Wales Mental Health in Primary Care) new quarterly newsletter. 

We hope this new initiative will keep you informed about what we are doing as a network as well as work going on around Wales - including key changes to policy and primary care mental health.

Please let us know what you think of the newsletter and how we can improve it by emailing your feedback, ideas and suggestions to our Project Manager Lesley Hills at lhills@rcgp.org.uk.