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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.
The Quality Network for
Forensic Mental Health Services are pleased to announce that the
new set of standards for secure services has been published. Thank
you to all who helped and provided feedback during the consultation
period. For more about the new standards
follow this link or click the image below.
Each cycle members of the Quality
Network can utilise an email discussion group. This is a great
resource to share examples of good practice and discuss key
themes and issues that can arise within secure care. The
topics discussed and responses from our members
are summarised in the email discussion summaries.
The Quality Network held its MSU Annual Forum on 19 May 2016 and
the LSU Annual Forum on 16 June 2016. These were interactive events
packed with presentations and workshops. Many thanks to all who
attended, it was an opportunity for professionals from
all disciplines, patients and family and friends, to meet and
discuss key service development issues relevant to inpatient
forensic mental health services. For the presentation material,
follow this link.
Many thanks to everyone who entered
our artwork competition. We received lots of great entries from
secure services across the country. The winning entries will be
used on the front cover of our resources and reports throughout
Newsletter Issue 32
explores environment and facilities
Medium Secure Services.
explores pathways and
Low 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.
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:
Quality Network for Prison Mental
For more information, please visit the QNPMHS webpage or
contact Megan Georgiou on firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you would like more information
regarding the Network you can speak to one of the team.