Our Calderdale memory assessment service is celebrating being accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the care they provide to local people with memory problems or dementia and their families.
The service applied for accreditation by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP), which works with services to assure and improve the quality of memory services.
In order to decide if the memory assessment service met the required standards, assessors from the MSNAP visited the team and studied the environment, quality of records, interviewed staff and met with service users and carers.
Achieving the accreditation is a way for memory services to demonstrate that they are working to an identified set of national standards and shows that staff are committed to improving care.
Mark Whittlesea, team manager, said: “Achieving this standard is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the Calderdale memory assessment service team. We hope that achieving the standard will help to even further improve the service we provide and in particular the quality of care and support for both people with dementia and their carers.”