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What is the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services?


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. A key component of our work is the sharing of best practice; by listening to and being led by frontline staff and service users. The network serves to identify areas for improvement through a culture of openness and enquiry; the model is one of engagement rather than inspection.

 

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 service 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 Quality Improvement.

Medium Secure Services

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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. 

 

 

Low Secure Services

For information on the evaluated Low Secure Network, how to join, details of existing member units, information on the discussion group and newsletters as well as LSU specific standards.

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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 e-mail.

 

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Our annual patient artwork competitions are now open. Please contact us for more information.

closing dates:

MSU: 1 April 2014

eLSU: 22 May 2014

 

Up coming events...

Thursday 1 May 2014

MSU Cycle 8 Annual Forum

Thursday 19 June 2014

eLSU Cycle 2 Annual Forum