Our events and training



QNFMHS Webinars

We are hosting regular webinars/discussion groups where individuals can come together to learn and discuss certain topics. Each webinar will have a specific theme, are free to join and will be facilitated by the QN team.

If you would like to know about our upcoming webinars, please email forensics@rcpsych.ac.uk to express your interest. We will then be in touch with a video link for you to connect to the relevant session and guidance on how to participate.

Calling for webinar presenters!

If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please see this guidance for submitting a webinar proposal.

Potential webinar themes include:

  • PPE
  • Section 17 leave
  • Prison transfer and remission
  • Escorting to general and acute hospitals
  • Managing demand and capacity
  • Digital solutions
  • Enforced isolation
  • Seclusion and long term segregation reviews
  • Staff support and wellbeing
  • Communication with carers
  • Motivating and engaging patients

There is no set deadline for webinar proposals.

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 external peer-reviews, at medium and low secure forensic mental health services.

Learning objectives

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

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

  1. Describe the Quality Network’s overall peer-review review process
  2. Deliver the role and responsibilities of a peer reviewer before, during and after the peer-review
  3. Troubleshoot and manage complaints and other difficulties that may arise during a peer-review
  4. Describe and promote the ethos of the Quality Network’s peer-reviews
  5. Describe the key benefits of the peer-review process and membership of the Quality Network

The training is free to member services.

Next training date

We will be announcing further training dates shortl.


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

Encourage patients to get creative during isolation!

We have taken the decision to launch the artwork competition early this year, to give patients an opportunity to get creative in the difficult circumstances due to COVID-19. As always, we are accepting visual art displays but we understand resources/supplies may be limited, so for the first time ever we have also opened up the competition for creative writing entries too.

This is an annual competition open to all patients and family and friends at secure services, who may have their artwork featured on the forensic networks future publications and displays.

To advertise our artwork competition in your services, we have created this poster.

How to enter:

Visual artwork: Please send photographs of artwork to the email below, along with a completed artwork submission form for each entry.

Creative writing: Please send files/copies of creative writing entries to the email below, along with a completed creative writing submission form for each entry.

Please send all submissions and queries to forensics@rcpsych.ac.uk by 18 June 2020.

List - QNFMHS previous events

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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