20899 - Dementia

I am currently undertaking research surrounding Paramedics and Dementia and end of life care including knowledge.

Please can I request the following information.

1. The number of patients attended (in a yearly break down) since 2009 that were identified at any point to have dementia.

2. If possible then how many of these patients were transported to a further care facility.

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    20899
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    I am currently undertaking research surrounding Paramedics and Dementia and end of life care including knowledge.

    Please can I request the following information.

     

    1. The number of patients attended (in a yearly break down) since 2009 that were identified at any point to have dementia.
    2. If possible then how many of these patients were transported to a further care facility.

    The Trust is unfortunately unable to respond to questions 1 and 2 as there is no AMPDS code related to dementia.  Therefore any incidents concerning a person with dementia would be listed under the incident type as detailed in the call received, for example, a fall.  Were dementia mentioned while we were treating a patient this may have been noted on the Patient Care Record, however to locate and collate this information we would have to manually search all of our PCRs for the time period requested.  The Trust has calculated that to search all of these PCRs would take over the 18 hour limit laid down in the Freedom of Information Act, therefore we are applying exemption s.12 to this part of your request.

     

    1. If dementia has been included in Essential Education (or equivalent) in the last 10 years and if so what year what it included and the method ie E learning of face to face.

    We are currently delivering our dementia strategy:

     https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Policies/strategies/Dementia%20Strategy%202017-2020.pdf .

     

    To date we have trained over 2,000 staff to tier 1 and 50 to tier 2 in line with the skills for health framework for dementia. The session is 90 minutes face to face in line with Leeds Beckett research:

     https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/school-of-health-and-community-studies/what-works/

     

    1. If you have received any information on patients with dementia's end of life care plan

    The Trust receives notices for EPACs (EOLC plans for patients, we are just notified they have a care plan which is then on scene) and sometimes some EOLC (End Of Life Care) plans for treatment, but usually this is for medical conditions we can treat or will need treatment; however this is rare. We usually just have the EPACs

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    Trust wide
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    • Calls
    • Emergency Operations
    • Clinical
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