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

Perinatal Quality Network

What is the Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services?

The Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services works with specialist perinatal mental health teams to improve the quality of mental health care for new mothers. 

We support our member services to evaluate their performance across a range of standards, reflect on their findings through a peer review process and share best practice and approaches to service improvement through an active network. 

Participating services are able to benchmark their practice against similar services and demonstrate the quality of care they provide.

The Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health is an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement.

Joining the Network

Information about the benefits of membership


Information and tools for units taking part in accreditation

Current Members

A list of current members and how to take part in a review

Contact us

If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

Why should you join?
Current members
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Perinatal Quality Network


News & Events

Perinatal Nursery Nurses Day, Wednesday 24 September

The Nursery Nurses special interest day which is being held on Wednesday 24 September. The day is being held at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Head Quarters (details of travel links can be found here).


The joining form is attached here.

If your nursery nurses would like to attend, please send their name, job title and service name with an email address to Hannah Rodell( The day is free to nursery nurses working in services that are part of the network and £25 to those not part of the network.


Download the nursery nurses day Programme



The Maternal Mental Health Alliance launches its #everyonesbusiness campaign - Tuesday 8th July.

Pregnant women and new mothers in almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist mental health services, potentially leaving them and their babies at risk.


Maps highlighting the gaps in provision are published on

The 1st Perinatal Quality Network Annual Report for Community Services in now available for download.


For more information, please visit our Useful Downloads section on the Joining the Network Page.

The fourth edition of the Perinatal Quality Network Standard's for inpatient Mother and Baby Units are now available to view.

For more information, please visit our Useful Downloads section on the Joining the Network Page.

The Perinatal Quality Network has now changed offices and phone numbers

For more information please view the Contact Us section.