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MSNAP newsletter issue 10

Issue 10 of the MSNAP newsletter has been released. This issue includes a day in the life of a dementia adviser, information about setting up Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups, and an article about Advance Care Planning in dementia. The newsletter can be downloaded from our resources page.

Special offer on membership

9 April 2014
We are pleased to announce that we're now able to offer a price cut on MSNAP membership of £500 - one year's full membership now costs £1900+VAT, or £6840+VAT for four-year membership.

This offer applies to all members joining from 9 April 2014, and all existing members whose subscriptions expire in 2014.
The cost of affiliate membership remains at £500+VAT for two-year membership.

5th national Memory Services Forum - registrations now open

28 March 2014

Registrations are now open for the 5th national Memory Services Forum which will be taking place on Monday 29th September 2014 at 21 Prescot Street, London.

To download a registration form for the event please click here.

Further information can be found on our 2014 forum page. The full programme will be announced shortly.


MSNAP Fourth Edition Standards published

19 March 2014

The fourth edition of the MSNAP standards has now been published and is available to download here.

A few new standards have been added and some other standards have been modified or deleted.

The main changes to the standards are:

  • The psychosocial interventions standards have been amalgamated into the main standards so there are no longer 2 separate modules. All member services will now be assessed against all standards.
  • We have provided detailed guidance on where to find the information for the quality indicators.

5th national Memory Services Forum

6 February 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 5th national Memory Services Forum will be taking place in London on Monday 29th September 2014. Further details can be found on our 2014 forum page.


MSNAP Newsletter Issue 9

19 December 2013

Issue 9 of the MSNAP newsletter has now been released which includes a day in the life of a psychologist, information from DeNDRoN about their RAFT programme, and some details of our plans for 2014. The newsletter can be downloaded from our resources page.


English National Memory Clinics Audit report published

29 November 2013

In summer 2013, Sophie Hodge and Emma Hailey conducted an audit of memory clinics in England on behalf of the Department of Health. This audit aimed to build on the NHS Information Centre's previous audit, and respond to the key commitments laid out in the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

This audit covers waiting times, funding, capacity, involvement in research, and other domains. It includes key findings and recommendations for memory clinics.

Please visit the audit webpage to download the report or view the interactive map.



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