Sheffield Memory Service hailed by experts

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Staff at a Sheffield NHS trust are celebrating after their service to help people with dementia was given a top rating by inspectors.

The Sheffield Memory Service, which is run by the Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, has been accredited as ‘excellent’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Staff working in the Memory Service offer early assessment and diagnosis of dementia and provide follow-up through clinics in the local community.

Dr Andrew Roberts, principal clinical psychologist, said: “We are delighted that once again we have been recognised as providing an excellent service to the people of Sheffield.

“The whole team works very hard to ensure that the service we provide meets the needs of our patients and their families.

“We have recently introduced more follow-up support in community settings which is far more convenient for our patients.”

Dr Peter Bowie, clinical director, said: “We are fully committed to providing a high quality, accessible Memory Service for people with dementia and it is wonderful to see this recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

“It’s really positive for people who use our service.”