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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services

Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services

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 peer-review process.

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.

Latest News & Event Information

Autumn 2014

MSU Email Discussion Group Summary for Cycle 8/2 - 
Now available on the News & Discussion Group page.

Peer-review Visits for Cycle 9/3 -
The  visits for this Cycle are well underway for the medium secure sites and combined sites.

Only a few places left...
On the Prison Mental Health In-reach Services Expert Consultation Event
and the Frontline Staff Event. If you would like to book a place on these events, please visit the events page for further information.


Summer 2014

New Patient Reviewers and Family and Friends Representatives Recruited for Cycle 9/3 - The Quality Network would like to welcome the new additions to the team.

MSU & LSU Patient Artwork Winners 2014 Announced!
Patients across our services have submitted artwork of all types for this year's competition. Thank you to all of those who took part!

New Standards for Medium Secure Services Released -
The full document can be seen in Publications.

Annual Reports Published  -
The full MSU report can now be viewed in Cycle Reports.
Further information regarding the LSU report can be found here.


Latest Newsletter & Email Discussion Group


MSU Newsletter Issue 26


This issue explores work opportunities within
Medium Secure Services.

We are currently open for article submission for the next MSU and LSU newsletters. Find out more on the News and Email Discussion Group sections under MSU and LSU.



Email Discussion Group

The Quality Network run a discussion group to enable any member of staff
from a member service to post questions to the Network and
receive responses and suggestions from other units.

If you would like to join the MSU or eLSU discussion group, please email 'join' to: