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Geoff Huggins

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Alzheimer Scotland DAW Conference - 3 June 2016

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Geoff Huggins

  1. 1. Scottish Dementia Strategy 3 Early Insights Geoff Huggins Director of Health and Social Care Integration, Scottish Government Alzheimer Scotland Annual Conference 3 June 2016 – Global to local: research, practice, innovation
  2. 2. Contents • Recap on dementia policy in Scotland • Progress 2013-16 • Proposed policy priorities 2016-19 • Wider policy context • Next steps
  3. 3. Recap: Dementia policy in Scotland  Dementia national priority 2007  2008-2011 national HEAT diagnosis target  National Strategies 2010 and 2013  Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland and Promoting Excellence 2011  National post-diagnostic commitment 2013
  4. 4. Progress 2013-16 • Dementia diagnosis rates 50% / 65% • Around 600 Dementia Champions and 800 Dementia Ambassadors • Testing model for integrated home care – the 8 Pillars • Bespoke national action plans for dementia in acute and for specialist dementia mental health settings
  5. 5. Proposed policy priorities 2016-19 • Further improvements in diagnosis rates and post-diagnostic support • Supporting Integrated Joint Boards to strengthen home-based services and supports • New national focus on palliative and end of life care
  6. 6. Proposed policy priorities 2016-19 • Further 3-year Promoting Excellence implementation plan • National attention to acute and specialist NHS settings • Residential care
  7. 7. Proposed policy priorities 2016-19 • Working with service users and carers • Continuing to fund clinical research and support Scottish Dementia Research Consortium • Equalities issues • Dementia-enabled communities
  8. 8. Wider policy context • Integration of health and social care • £250m for social care • Carers Act • Self-Directed Support Housing and telehealth and telecare
  9. 9. Next steps • Proposal published March 2016 • Further engagement • 3rd three-year National Dementia Strategy launched in Autumn/Winter 2016 • Continue to learn from European partners in second EU Joint Action on Dementia

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