QNFMHS: Our events and training


Find out about upcoming and past events and training in quality improvement and forensic mental health care.

The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Units (QNFMHS) are excited to open registration for the QNFMHS annual forum 2024!

To register to attend, please fill in the online booking form.

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Time: 9am - 4.30pm (the final programme and timings to be confirmed)
Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot St, London E1 8BB

Please note: QNFMHS annual forum is £75 for anyone working in a member service. If you are not a member but would like to attend, this will cost £110 for the full day. We will be in touch with you about taking payment. Patients and carers are able to attend the event for free.

Draft Programme

Please find the draft programme to submit your proposal. 

Reviewer training is a free event for staff from a service that is a member of the Quality Network. The training is a great learning experience for those who are interested in participating in the new virtual peer-reviews of medium and low secure forensic mental health services.

We strongly encourage individuals organising and reviewing other services to attend this condensed training, which will cover the new process of virtual reviews.

Learning objectives

The training will give potential reviewers the opportunity to gain practical knowledge about how to conduct a peer-review visit virtually. The online training session will involve presentation and discussion to develop the skills of a reviewer.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • describe the Quality Network’s overall peer-review review process
  • deliver the role and responsibilities of a peer reviewer before, during and after the peer-review
  • troubleshoot and manage complaints and other difficulties that may arise during a peer-review
  • describe and promote the ethos of the Quality Network’s peer-reviews
  • understand how to effectively carry out and participate in a virtual peer-review.

The training is free to member services.

Next training dates

We have condensed the training to just two hours, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 23 January 2024 (1pm - 3pm)
  • Thursday 21 March 2024 (1pm - 3pm)

To book, please use this registration form.

If you have any questions about QNFMHS reviewer training, please contact us at forensics@rcpsych.ac.uk.

If you would like to access presentations from our past events, you can find these on our group page on Knowledge Hub under the 'library' tab.

To join knowledge hub, email 'join' to forensics@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Previous event presentations on knowledge hub:

Physical Security in Medium and Low Secure Services, 3 March 2020

Trauma-Informed Care within Forensic and Prison Mental Health Services, 21 November 2019

LSU Annual Forum, 20 June 2019

MSU Annual Forum, 21 May 2019

Managing a Healthy Weight, 27 February 2019

Prison Transfer and Remission: Improving Practice, 27 November 2018





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