Become a reviewer

QNIC Reviews

Cancelled due to coronavirus/COVID-19

In order to protect our members, staff and patients receiving treatment for mental illness from coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all peer review and accreditation visits and events taking place up to the end of June. We are unable to offer compensation for travel and/or accommodation costs that have already been incurred, or any administration charges relating to cancellation of travel tickets or accommodation. We will be adding more information regarding peer review and accreditation visits to this page.

Why being a peer reviewer is beneficial

Training is required for accreditation reviews only. See our video above to get a feel of a typical peer-review day.

On a review day, the review team will discuss any challenges that you identified during your self-review and offer advice where possible. They’ll also interview patients, family/carers, and other agencies that you work with to get an overall view of the care provided.

The day is an excellent opportunity for you to reflect on your current practice and ask for guidance from the review team. Not only does the host team benefit from the day, but the review team can take learning back to their services, which facilitates quality improvement for everyone involved.

Training is required for accreditation reviews only. See our video above for more information. 

Most peer-reviews start at 9.45am and end at 3.30pm.

Accreditation visits begin at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm.

Unfortunately, we are not able to cover the cost of travel and accommodation to these reviews. It is the responsibility of your trust/organisation to support you with the cost of travel and accommodation.

We are happy to provide a letter to confirm your attendance to the review, which you are able to use as part of your CPD activity.

Please email us with the name and date of the review you attended,  job title, name of your service and contact number.

If you would like more information about being a peer reviewer, please email
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