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Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services

News & Email Discussion Group


The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services publishes a quarterly newsletter for member units.


Latest Edition of the Newsletter
September 2015: Physical Environment in Low Secure Services

The theme for the next issue is Providing High Quality Meals in Low Secure Services. The deadline for article submission is Monday 26 October 2015.

If you would like to submit an article for inclusion in this issue, or have ideas for future issues, please contact the LSU Discussion Forum via email,

Past LSU Newsletters

Each newsletter since December 2012 has been themed to address a certain issue.

Issue 09

Family and Friends Involvement

June '15

Issue 08

Police Communication and


March '15

Issue 07

Patient Involvement

December '14

Issue 06


September '14

Issue 05

Access to Community


June '14

Issue 04

What Makes Low Security

Low Secure?

January '14

Issue 03

Access to Education

October '13

Issue 02

First Annual Cycle

June '13

Issue 01

Introduction to the Quality

Network for Low Secure Services

December '12

LSU Discussion Forum

The discussion group is available to all staff of member services and provides an informal forum to:

  • Share best practice and quality improvement initiatives
  • Seek advice from other members
  • Discuss current issues and policy
  • Share and debate relevant research papers
  • Advertise upcoming events and conferences

We also use the discussion group to disseminate information about events and peer review visits.

Past LSU Discussion Group Summaries

  Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3  

July 2012 - June 2013

June 2013 - June 2014

June 2014- June 2015


To subscribe or post to the group, please email:

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The CCQI are currently evaluating the Low Secure Network. Read more about the work they are doing.

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