Why become a peer reviewer?
- Being a peer reviewer gives you the chance to visit other
clinics in the UK, and for memory service staff and
clinicians this means becoming part of a network where you
can share ideas and resources and gives you the opportunity to
see how diverse other services work. Many of our staff and
clinician reviewers value the experience, particularly as part
of preparation for their own peer review
- As part of the agreement of joining, member services are
required to nominate staff to become peer reviewers. Bear in
mind that your service will receive a visit from at least 2
clinician peer reviewers every 2 years, so you should provide
at least 2 reviewers every 2 years in order to keep the
programme running fairly and efficiently
- As a person with dementia or a carer, you
will become part of a programme which aims to improve the quality
of services that assess and diagnose dementia. We want to
improve the experience of people like you who use these services
and as part of that, your views are vital
Who can become a peer reviewer?
- People who work in a memory service or memory
clinic which is a member of MSNAP.
- People with dementia, or people who care or
have cared for someone with dementia, who have experience of using
a memory service.
How do I become a peer reviewer?
You will need to be trained in peer reviewing.
Dates of upcoming peer review training days are listed
Contact your MSNAP lead, your memory service or the MSNAP Team to register your interest.
If there are no dates listed, we will take
your details and contact you as soon as a new date is
What does the training involve?
- Training to become a peer reviewer takes one
day and is free; we hold training days several times a year spread
across the country. See below for details.
- The training day is structured like a peer
review day and involves some role play (delivered by the MSNAP
team!) to give you an idea of how the peer review visit
works, as well as guidance and group exercises
- Training days are eligible for your CPD
- For people with dementia and their carers, we will book or
reimburse travel, as well as paying a session fee of £100/day for
When is your next training day?
- Wednesday 26th June 2013, The Circle, 33
Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW
To receive details about upcoming training days, please contact the MSNAP team.
How can I find out where and when the visits are?
- Once you are trained you are required to attend at
least one peer review, however, you can choose which review(s) you
would like to attend. We rely on volunteers and will not
allocate people to reviews they don't want to attend.
- We will send you email updates every few weeks with new peer
review dates; usually these will be several months in advance.
- Depending on distance, sometimes an overnight stay is necessary
the night before a review.
What about expenses?
People with dementia and carers
We will pay a service fee of £100 per day to people with
dementia and carers who attend our reviews, as well as
reimbursement of travel and subsistence (see below).
Travel and accommodation
- The MSNAP team reimburses all reasonable travel and expenses
for attending peer reviews, including meals and accommodation for
overnight stays. You must retain all
receipts/tickets to support your expense claim, including taxi
- We will book travel (trains etc.) and accommodation in
advance on your behalf wherever possible. The College is part
of the 10:10
campaign to reduce carbon emissions and as part of this we
encourage you to travel by public transport as much as
- If you would like us to book travel and/or
accommodation for you, a member of the MSNAP
team should be notified at least 3 weeks in
- If a ticket is bought by the reviewer
on the day, we will only be able to refund the cost up to
the price of an advance ticket
- If you choose to drive, MSNAP will
refund petrol costs up to the price of an advance train
Reimbursement of alcohol
Please be advised that MSNAP will only reimburse you the
cost of one alcoholic beverage per day whilst on review.
This is to be consumed with your dinner (for which you are
permitted to claim a maximum of £25).
Any further alcoholic beverages will be purchased by yourself at
your own discretion.