Research In Memory Services (MSNAP)
DeNDRoN has been working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to increase the opportunities for people with dementia and their carers to participate in high-quality research, and deliver on requirements set in the Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia. We are pleased to announce that the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP) have introduced two standards that support this goal.
The Prime Minister’s – Challenge on Dementia sets the ambition to significantly increase the volume of research, the number of participants and the proportion of memory services accredited to the Royal College of Psychiatrists standard.
“We want more people into clinical trials; more people getting that chance to get the very latest drugs. Our ambition is this: at least 10 per cent of people with dementia should be able to take part in clinical trials – up around ten times from today.” SOURCE: Prime Minister’s speech to the Dementia 2012 Congress – 26 March 2012
What is the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme?
The Memory Services National Accreditation Programme works with services to assure and improve the quality of memory services. It engages staff in a comprehensive process of review, through which good practice and high quality care are recognised. Services who are part of the accreditation scheme will be required to offer patients the opportunity to become involved in clinical studies. Further information can be found on the MSNAP website.
Benefits of becoming accredited
- Active on-going MSNAP network support
- Sharing good practice with network peers
- Personal development, training in peer review and visiting other memory services
- Benchmarking and trend analysis against other services.
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Benefits of becoming research ready
- Directly and indirectly enhances the quality of life for patients
- Can lead to professional development opportunities for staff.
- Can provide additional income to your service
- Provides your home with the latest in medical advances and clinical practice.
- Support from DeNDRoN local research network in the delivery of studies
- Demonstrates your commitment to the Prime Minister’s ambition “10% of patients into clinical research”