Steeple Bumstead surgery is Dementia friendly

Steeple Bumpstead Surgery has been recognised as one of the first Dementia friendly practices in Essex.

The honour comes following its participation in the Alzheimer Socirty’s county-wide Dementia Friendly GP practice project.

The practice is run by Provide, a social enterprise organisation, and surgery staff have worked hard to make a number of dementia-friendly changes.

Commenting on the award, surgery practice manager Andrew Cutting said: “The Alzheimer’s Society gave us excellent support throughout and this process has benefitted a wide range of our patients, not just those with dementia.

“In addition the team at the practice have improved many skills.

“This project has also been embraced by our Patient Participation Group who have worked with us.

“We are all thrilled to receive this award and would like to take this opportunity to thank the patients and carers who gave up their time to work with us on this initiative.”

Alzheimer’s Society information worker Ross Willsher said: ‘‘I am delighted that the Steeple Bumpstead Surgery has now been recognised as a Dementia friendly GP practice.”