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

Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services

Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services

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 peer-review process.

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.

Latest News & Event Information

Summer 2016

Standards for Forensic Mental Health Services

Low and Medium Secure Care

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.

Email Discussion summaries

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.

 
MSU Email Discussion Summary LSU Email Discussion Summary
 
 

Spring 2016
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.

 

Artwork Competition

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 this cycle.

Latest Newsletter & Email Discussion Group

MSU Newsletter Issue 32

This issue explores environment and facilities within
Medium Secure Services. 

                Newsletter 32

 
LSU Newsletter Issue 12

This issue explores pathways and outcomes within
Low Secure Services.

Newsletter lsu12

 

 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.

 

Email Discussion Group

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:

msu@rcpsych.ac.uk

lsu@rcpsych.ac.uk

Quality Network for Prison Mental Health Services
For more information, please visit the QNPMHS webpage or
contact Megan Georgiou on mgeorgiou@rcpsych.ac.uk

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This is a password protected area of the website for members to share resources.

 

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The relational security guide 

Contact Us

If you would like more information regarding the Network you can speak to one of the team.

You may also be interested in the RCPsych Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry.