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.