Welcome to NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group

About us

Claverley and Pattingham Surgery becomes first GP Practice to commit to becoming dementia friendly

A Claverley and Pattingham GP Surgery has become the first in south Staffordshire to make a national commitment to support and transform the lives of people affected by dementia by becoming a dementia friendly practice.

With support from Lindsey Smith, Information Worker for the Alzheimer’s Society, Claverley and Pattingham Medical Practice, in Spicers Close Claverley, has joined the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), which encourages and supports local communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia.

Organisations, businesses and groups sign up as a member of the DAA by developing simple steps that would make them more dementia friendly such as providing awareness sessions for staff to understand what dementia is and the impact this can have, ensuring staff and the community are aware of local services and support to being mindful of environmental factors and ensuring clear and meaningful signage.

Claverley Medical Centre staff at a Dementia Friends Information Awareness session

Practice spokesperson Dr Peter Jones said “We have undertaken training and become a dementia friendly practice to establish the commitment of the practice to the care of patients with dementia and raise awareness among patients. We recognise the demands on the practice with its elderly and nursing home demographics.”

Since taking steps to become dementia friendly the practice has also established a working link with Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, who have similarly made a commitment to work towards becoming dementia friendly by hosting dementia friendly matches.

Kat Horner, DAA Coordinator said “It’s fantastic to welcome Claverley and Pattinghham Medical Practice as the first GP practice to sign up to the DAA in South Staffordshire. Having the support of the practice is so important for those who are affected by dementia.

“By working together, understanding more about dementia and taking often very simple steps we can make it easier for someone living with dementia to continue to be part of their local community.

“I would encourage all GP practices, businesses, organisations or service providers from all sectors to sign up and to be part of this social movement, so we can really make a positive change for people living with dementia”.

To contact the Information Worker for support or to find out more about the Dementia Action Alliance please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.dementiaaction.org.uk or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest News

Postcards spell out why antibiotics ...

Some patients will soon be coming away from appointments with their GP with something they weren’t expecting. A campaign is being launched aimed at letting patients know about the benefits and the limitations of antibiotics.

Read more

“Don’t get flu, get ...

GPs from around Staffordshire are urging patients in vulnerable groups to get flu-fit as winter approaches. Flu is unpleasant whoever you are. But for people in certain groups it is especially important to get immunised against flu as t...

Read more

Spotlight shines on care home ...

A new ‘Spotlight’ has been shone on the way the NHS monitors quality and safety for patients in NHS-funded care home beds in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. A two-page Spotlight document published on the Stoke-on...

Read more

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent set to ...

A Staffordshire town is to become one of only five areas of the country to test the official NHS app for patients that will be at the forefront of the digital healthcare revolution. The announcement was made ...

Read more

Wasted medicines do no-one a ...

  A campaign aimed at cutting the huge waste of valuable NHS medicines across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is about to be launched.  It has been estimated that around £6million of prescription medicines go unused across the ...

Read more

Heart age test points towards ...

Everyone knows their birthday and their age. But how old is your heart? Most people don’t know. But now you can take the NHS Heart Age Test online in just a few minutes. ...

Read more