Action Plan

The Royal College of Nursing, representing 430,000 nurses in the UK

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

We will update our dementia resources for the benefit of people living with dementia and clinical staff

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will update our suite of resources to emcompass nursing care in all clinical settings and peoples homes not simply in acute hospitals

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

We will devise a set of guidance to ensure people living with dementia and volunteers obtain the best possible experience in volunteering.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

Our older peoples nursing forum will devise a set of guidance for organisations and individuals

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Will produce guidance on best practice relating to supporting sexual intimacy for people living in car homes the majority of which will be living with dementia.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

Our guidance and case studies will be launched at UK dementia Congress with a workshop to explore these sensitive issues.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 4 - Relating to:

We have produced a resource for care home staff to improve dementia care https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/older-people/professional-resources/care-home-journey We have produced a document for staff and employers about continued employment for nurses living with dementia https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-007088 We have produced a practice development programme to improve care for people with dementia in care homes https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/professional-services/leadership-programmes/transforming-dementia-care-in-care-homes

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 4?

 

Belonging to the DDA has allowed us to garner expert opinion and to lobby and campaign in large numbers. The DAA allows us to receive and share good practice and keeps us motivated.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.