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Cabinet Decision: 16th May 2013
Title of Item/Report
North of Tees Dementia collaborative
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a report which provided an update on the progress of the North of Tees Dementia Collaborative.

It was explained this was a joint programme between the following health and social care organisations in Stockton and Hartlepool:

• Stockton and Hartlepool Clinical Commissioning Group
• North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
• Stockton Borough Council
• Hartlepool Borough Council
• Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

The collaborative had been established to implement Living Well With Dementia: a national dementia strategy (DH, 2009). This strategy had 17 key objectives, broadly-themed into three high-level outcomes.

• Raising awareness and understanding
• Early diagnosis and support
• Living well with dementia

The aims of the North of Tees Dementia Collaborative were to deliver large-scale change across organisational boundaries to improve services for people with dementia in Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool. It had been endorsed by the Chief Executives of the statutory organisations involved.

A number of improvement events (Rapid Improvement Workshops or RPIWs) had been agreed, with three of these having been completed since March 2013. A further four RPIWs were planned until September 2013.

A Project Lead for the Collaborative had been recruited for a one year fixed term post from 1st October 2012.

The North of Tees Dementia Collaborative steering group had identified that it intended to continue as a collaborative after October 2013. Membership and Terms of Reference need to be agreed. The Terms of Reference were provided to Cabinet.

The steering group needed to agree how:

• they would ensure sustainability from the improvement activity already completed.
• to continue to promote sharing of new processes from pilot areas across Stockton and Hartlepool.

• to maintain document control for the shared documentation agreed and tested after the events.

• to identify and deliver further improvement activity including whether the certified leads will continue to deliver RPIWs or one-off improvement events.

RESOLVED that the report be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
Improvement activity was underway, and good practice would be rolled-out across organisations in Stockton and Hartlepool. Further updates on this rolling out of good practice, and subsequent planned improvement activity, would be provided as the North of Tees Dementia Collaborative project progresses.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 24 May 2013

Date of Publication: 20 May 2013

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