A flagship part of the PREPARED project is the development and delivery of evidence-based evaluated and accredited dementia workshops which are run by GP facilitators based around Ireland to GPs and practice staff in their practices.
- Either run as two 1-hour or one 2-hour CPD accredited dementia workshops for GPs. These workshops will be delivered in your practice at a time that is convenient to you by a local GP facilitator who has an interest in dementia care.
- One workshop focuses on diagnosis and post diagnostic care, and another on the management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The workshops are interactive and consist of case studies to stimulate discussion.
- Over two and a half years of delivery (June 2016 - September 2018), over 10 GP facilitators have run 84 workshops for GP practices and groups of GP registrars around the country. Around 300 GPs have participated in workshop 1 and 250 GPs have participated in workshop 2.
- In addition, some ICGP Continuing Medical Education (CME) small group sessions around the country have used the workshop material (Cork City, Dungarvan, South Dublin, Galway and Waterford have already used the PREPARED dementia materials for sessions in 2016-2018 reaching over 220 GPs)