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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.
MSU Annual Forum 2015
Thank you to everyone who attended the Medium Secure Annual
Forum on 5 May 2015. The event was held at the Royal Society of
Medicine and was well attended. Presentations covered a
variety of topics, including; a key note speech by Lindsay Thomson
on the Scottish perspective of quality improvement in forensic
services, the preliminary findings from the 9th Cycle, smoking
cessation, the launch of the Quality Network for Prison Mental
Health Services and reports by our Patient Reviewers and Family and
Friends Representatives on their involvement and recent
Quality Network for Prison Mental Health
For more information, please visit the QNPMHS
contact Megan Georgiou on firstname.lastname@example.org
Making All the Difference: The Role of Frontline Staff
in Quality Forensic ServicesThank you to everyone
who attended the Frontline Staff event on 18 December 2014. We had
a great turnout and heard from various services about good practice
occurring at their units. You can view all the
presentations from the day.
MSU Newsletter Issue 29
This issue explores
implementing a healthy lifestyle within
Medium 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:
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