MSNAP resources

On this page you can find our national reports, newsletters, examples of best practice and Memory-Chat discussion topics.

If you’re a current MSNAP member, and would like examples copies of policies or guidance in order to help you meet MSNAP standards, please email us at msnap@rcpsych.ac.uk to request them.

  • The deMEntia blog: easy to use resources to support cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) approaches with younger people who are living with dementia. 
  • Adapt films created by YoungDementia UK to help educate and inform people about young onset dementia.  We hope they will be of particular use and interest to people who have been newly diagnosed and those who support them.
  • 3 Nations Dementia Working Group. The group welcomes anyone with a diagnosis of dementia who lives in England, Northern Ireland or Wales. The aim is to become the ‘go to’ group within the three nations (of England, Northern Ireland and Wales) for anyone seeking input from people with dementia.
  • Young Onset Dementia Mobile App created by NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
  • Caring for a person with dementia: A practical guide. Published Feb 2019 by the Alzheimer's Society.
  • Adapt films created by YoungDementia UK to help educate and inform people about young onset dementia.  We hope they will be of particular use and interest to people who have been newly diagnosed and those who support them.

The MSNAP National Report takes note of the recent findings from the national accreditation programme, including details of awarded accreditations, common areas for improvement, patient and carer themes, and anonymised benchmarked data.

It also includes developments in MSNAP and our goals for the future.

Has your team done or achieved something that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!

We’re always on the lookout for work to include in our newsletter which we publish every 6 months. If you’d like to submit an article, please email MSNAP@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Past newsletters archive:

Please contact us if you would like copies of older issues of the newsletter.

Memory-Chat is an email discussion group which allows MSNAP members to:

  • Share ideas for good practice and trouble-shooting problems
  • Request information on policies, practice and service development plans
  • Discuss standards, data collection and other aspects of MSNAP membership
  • Inform colleagues of peer review opportunities, events, publications and job vacancies

Take Part

If you’re an MSNAP member and would like to take part, simply email ‘Join’ to Memory-Chat@rcpsych.ac.uk with your role and which service you work for, and we’ll send you a welcome email with instructions of how to participate.

Past Memory-Chat Queries

Below are examples of past Memory-Chat queries. If you’re an MSNAP member and would like access to the responses to any of these queries, please email us at Memory-Chat@rcpsych.ac.uk.

  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)
  • Job descriptions and competencies
  • Young onset dementia support
  • Cognitive testing
  • Interpretation of brain scans
  • Dementia cafes
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) protocol
  • Driving and dementia
  • Neuroimaging
  • Service specification
  • GP liaison
  • Research
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Advance care planning
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