Family and Friends Representative
The Quality Network for Forensic
Mental Health Services are pleased to announce that we are now
recruiting for Family and Friend
We are looking for family
and friends who have been involved in the care of a loved one
in a low or medium secure unit, and who can represent the views and
issues faced by family and friends. We need your help to make sure
that every view point is represented.
For more information about the roles
and responsibilities of Family and Friends representative, and how
to apply, please follow
Patient Reviewer Recruitment
The Quality Network for
Forensic Mental Health Services are pleased to announce that we are
now recruiting for one Patient Reviewer based in
the North of England for reviews starting September 2016. The
location of the reviewer is vital and therefore we regret to inform
that we will not be accepting applications from patient’s that are
not based specifically in the North of England. Follow this
link for the job description and application form.
Please return a completed
Application Form and CV via email, to Daniella Dzikunoo on Daniella.Dzikunoo@rcpsych.ac.uk
or Madhuri Pankhania on Madhuri.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need a reference from your care coordinator or responsible
clinician – please seek their permission prior to applying for this
post. If you prefer, hard application forms can be sent to:
Daniella Dzikunoo and
The Royal College of
21 Prescot Street
The closing date for
applications is 5pm on Friday 01 July 2016.
Applications received after this time will not be accepted.
We very much look forward to
hearing from you. If you have any queries or would like more
information about the role then please do not hesitate to contact
us using the details below.
Email: Daniella.Dzikunoo@rcpsych.ac.uk Madhuri.Pankhania@rcpsych.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 3701
Please note that interviews
are due to be held at the beginning of July (date to be
The Quality Network is
running an art competition to find new patient created artwork for
our materials in Cycle 11-5. This is an exciting opportunity for
patients to submit a piece of work which may be chosen as the main
front page image of our publications, such as the ones currently
used on our reports.
It is important to remember
that the winning images will be used for leaflets, reports and
other publications and therefore photographs of paintings, mixed
media and crafts will be needed. Please feel free to contact
Madhuri Pankhania for LSU entries on Madhuri.Pankhania@rcpsych.ac.uk
and Joanna Parketny for MSU entries on Joanna.Parketny@rcpsych.ac.uk
if you have any enquiries in relation to this competition. The
closing date for submission is the 30 June 2016.
Lead Reviewer Training
Who is lead reviewer training
Lead reviewer training is a free
event for staff from a service that is a member of the
Quality Network. The training is a great learning experience for
those who are interested in leading external peer-reviews, at
medium and low secure forensic mental health services. The training
will be held at the Royal College of Psychiatrists on
5 July and 9 August 2016.
Additionally, an extra date has been
set for lead review training in Leeds at the St George's Conference
Centre on 27 July 2016.
The training will give potential lead
reviewers the opportunity to gain practical knowledge about how to
lead a peer-review visit. The training day will involve
presentation, discussion and workshops created to develop the
skills of a lead reviewer.
Booking a place:
To book a place for lead reviewer
training, please complete the online booking forms. Please note,
there are separate forms for the London and Leeds events.
Royal College of
Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB -
5 July and 9 August, booking
Leeds, St George's Conference
Centre, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL - 27
July 2016, booking
For more information about the lead
reviewer training events,
please click here.
If you have any questions about the
training event, please contact Joanna Parketny at
or Sandra Adisa at Sandra.Adisa@rcpsych.ac.uk
MSU & LSU Annual Forums
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.