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The Quality Network for
Forensic Mental Health Services aims to facilitate quality
improvement and change in forensic mental health settings through a
supportive network and peer-review process.
The network adopts a
multi-disciplinary approach to quality improvement. The sharing
of best practice by listening to and being led by
frontline staff and service users is central to our work. The
network serves to identify areas for improvement through a culture
of openness and enquiry; the model is one of engagement rather than
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 user and carer groups.
Participating services are
able to benchmark their practice against similar services and
demonstrate the quality of care they provide.
Quality Network for Forensic
Mental Health Services is part of the College Centre for
For information on the Medium Secure
Network, how to join, details of existing member units, information
on the discussion group and newsletters as well as MSU specific
standards and annual reports.
For information on
the evaliated Low Secure Network, how to join, details of
existing member units, information on the discussion group and
newsletters as well as LSU specific standards.
If you have any
questions or would like further information on any aspect of our
work please feel free to contact any member of the team by phone or
The Quality Network for Forensic Mental
Health Services ran a competition to find a piece of service-user
art to use on the front cover of our MSU Cycle 6 Annual
report, the local reports, the website and to use on other
Quality Network publications. The winning design was by a Service
User at The Kenneth Day Unit, Northgate Hospital. All other
paintings on the website were entries in the competition and were
created by service users. The Quality Network would like to thank
everyone who submitted an entry.
Artwork by a Service User at The
Kenneth Day Unit, Northgate Hospital
Artwork by 'The Art Group,' Edenfield
Artwork by 'The Assessment Ward Art Group', Wathwood
Artwork by a
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