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The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services was
launched in 2006 with an initial focus on medium secure
In 2012 we developed the standards for
low secure services and introduced a new evaluated Quality Network
dedicated to Low Secure Services.
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The process used by the Quality Network
for Forensic Mental Health Services combines the clinical audit
cycle with peer-reviews.
See Diagram 1 above.
The network uses an iterative
cycle of self and peer-reviews using a set of standards developed
from Department of Health draft commissioning guidance (2012):
3: Physical Health Care
B: A Safe Therapeutic
1: Physical Security
2: Relational Security
3: Procedural Security
2: Risk assessment and management
3: De-escalation and seclusion
4: Access to external spaces
5: Facilities for Visitors
2: Training and continuing professional
1: Reporting and management
2: Business Continuity
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