Action Plan

Faculty of old age psychiatrists is a vibrant and active faculty that exists to promote the mental well-being of older people and their families. The faculty strives to improve the experience of being an old age psychiatrist or trainee, and promote and protect the rights of older people with mental health problems.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

The old age faculty has worked in production of the NICE guidelines and is now producing a joint statement on what the guidelines should read like

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

NICE guidelines revision joint statement

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

NICE guidelines revision which is currently being reviewed will look into the aspect of the research Young onset dementia guidelines are currently being revised by the faculty

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

NICE guidelines revision Work in young onset dementia guidelines

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Young onset dementia revision Depression and dementia work that the faculty is currently involved in

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

As above

  • 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.