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Perinatal Quality Network

Perinatal Accreditation Tools

This page is dedicated to the inpatient units taking part in the Perinatal Quality Network accreditation visits during Cycle 8 of reviews.

The most important part of the accreditation process is to ensure that the appropriate data is collected before and during the review day.

 

Why have I been directed to this webpage?

The inpatient unit that you are currently (or have recently been) staying in, know someone staying in, or working with is undergoing an accreditation assessment.

This means an independent organisation - the Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services at the Royal College of Psychiatrists - is assessing the performance and quality of the service provided.

 A vital part of this process is to obtain feedback from as many people who are currently have a link to the unit.

 

What this page does and how it works?

This page provides links to a range of online questionnaires designed in order to obtain an understanding of how the service is performing.
  • To start, scroll down the screen and locate the appropriate questionnaire by clicking on the title that relates to you, e.g. for the Patients questionnaire click on the heading 'Patients'
  • To submit data, click on the appropriate questionnaire and go through the answers one by one (please note: all questions must be answered before you can move onto the next one, except for the questions in the patients and family/partners questionnaires). Once you have answered the questions please press 'Submit' at the bottom of the questionnaire
  • After you have submitted your answers, the questionnaire will automatically be sent to the Perinatal Quality Network team to collate and analyse
  • Please note that all questionnaires are kept confidential and that we do not collect any identifiable data

 

Further information for the inpatient staff team

  • There are some additional questionaires towards the bottom of the page that need to be completed for each inpatient unit- the staff team should decide who is the most appropriate person to complete these
  • For further guidance on these questionnaires please refer to your ‘Accreditation Self Review Step by Step Guide’. If you don’t have one of these please get in touch with the Perinatal Quality Network Team.

Questionnaires

Patients

Honest feedback will help the unit to continue to improve the service that they deliver. You should complete this questionnaire privately, if you would like help to complete it please ask your partner, a family member or an advocate and not a member of staff. If you have any questions about the questionnaire you can always get in touch with the Perinatal Quality Network using the details below.

We will also be holding a group interview with patients on the day of the review, no unit staff will be present in the interview. If you would like to know more about this please talk to your key worker or named nurse.

If you would like paper copies of this questionnaire please contact the project team on 020 3701 2577 or email hrodell@rcpsych.ac.uk

 

Family/Partners

Honest feedback will help the unit to continue to improve the service that they deliver. You should complete this questionnaire privately, away from unit staff. If you have any questions about the questionnaire you can always get in touch with the Perinatal Quality Network using the details below.

We will also be holding a group interview with partners and family members on the day of the review, no unit staff will be present in the interview. If you would like to know more about this please talk to a member of the unit staff.

If you would like paper copies of this questionnaire please contact the project team on 020 3701 2577 or email hrodell@rcpsych.ac.uk

 

Staff

Guidance for inpatient staff: ALL current staff at the unit (excluding bank and agency staff) should individually complete this questionnaire. Frontline staff, excluding managers, are also invited to attend a session on the review day to share their views. Managers will attend separate sections of the day.

 

Ward Manager

Guidance for inpatient staff: Ward managers should complete this questionnaire in addition to the generic staff questionnaire. The findings from this questionnaire will be validated on the review day during the ward manager's meeting.

 

Referrers  

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire, honest feedback will help the unit to continue to improve the service that they deliver.

 

Additional Questionnaires

In addition to the individual questionnaires above the following questionnaires need to be completed by the inpatient staff team. Please refer to your ‘Accreditation Self Review Step by Step Guide’ for details..

 

Case Note Audit

 

Policy Audit

 

NEED FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have any questions regarding any of the questionnaires, why you have been asked to complete them or need clarity around the accreditation process please call the Perinatal Quality Network team on 0203 3701 2577.  

 

Perinatal Quality NetworkWhere next...

 

 

Perinatal Quality Network, 2nd Floor, Royal College of Psychiatrists,

21 Prescott Street, London, E1 8BB

 Tel: 020 3701 2662   Fax: 020 3701 2761   Email: hrodell@rcpsych.ac.uk

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