Cycle 12-6 Membership
Recruitment - Now Open!
Following a period of consultation, the upcoming cycle will
introduce a number of
changes to the framework by which we review services;
these changes will be launched as part of the Annual Forums taking
place in May and June 2017.
In order to join the Network for the upcoming
cycle, please complete and submit the electronic
joining form and service
information form. A memorandum of
understanding outlines the terms and conditions of
joining the Network.
As a result of these changes we have
revised the membership
costs (please note that membership is site-based/per
address and we are not able to travel between locations to conduct
Please note, the upcoming cycle will see
half of members services receive a full peer-review visit and the
other half will have a day QI visit. Services will be randomly
selected by category and notified upon membership being confirmed.
All new members joining us this year will receive a full
The deadline for submitting your forms
is 31 May 2017.
If you have any queries, please do not
hesitate to contact one of the
Forensic team. We look forward to working with you in
The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health
Services adopts a multi-disciplinary approach
to quality improvement in medium and low secure
mental health services. A key component of our work is the
sharing of best practice; by listening to and
being led by frontline staff and patients.
The Network serves to identify areas for improvement through a
culture of openness and enquiry; the model is one
of engagement rather than inspection. We aim to
facilitate quality improvement and change in forensic mental health
settings through a supportive network and
Members are expected to use the results of reviews to
develop action plans to achieve year on
year improvement. They are also expected to share
their results throughout their services as well
as with key stakeholders, including health and local
authorities, those making referrals to their services and local
patient and family and friend groups.
Participating services are able to benchmark
their practice against similar services and
demonstrate the quality of care they provide.