Dedicated members of the Trust's three Bedfordshire Memory Assessment Service (MAS) teams are celebrating after the quality of their work was officially acknowledged by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP).
Bedford, Mid Beds and South Beds MAS have retained the MSNAP (Memory Services National Accreditation Programme) accreditation from the RCP.
MSNAP recognises best practice and high quality care and the accreditation is for two years.
The MSNAP programme is endorsed by the CQC and works with services to assure and improve the quality of services for people with memory problems/dementia and their carers.
The exhaustive process involves a self-review process carried out by staff, questionnaires sent to service users, carers and referrers, visits by a review team and submission of a detailed report to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Accreditation Committee.
"I would like to congratulate every single team member on this achievement," said Paul Rix, Deputy Director for Bedfordshire & Luton Adult Community Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.
"MSNAP accreditation is only achieved with a tremendous amount of time and effort but it is also so worthwhile. It shows that our work has been independently reviewed and confirmed as delivering best practice and high quality care."
The accreditation completes a clean sweep for Bedfordshire and Luton services. Luton MAS also retained its MSNAP accreditation earlier this year.
- Visit the Royal College of Psychiatrists website for more information about the MSNAP accreditation.