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Annual Forum 22 June 2023

Take your CPD seriously? The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services Annual Forum has an unrivalled panel of speakers – sign up today.

The event will be an opportunity to convene, collaborate and learn from innovative content. The forum will be fully in person with key note speakers and a choice of workshops.

To book your place, complete this online booking form.

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Time: 10am – 4pm (final timings TBC)

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

Cost: £70 for QNFMHS member services, £100 for all other attendees

We are taking proposals for workshops at the Annual Forum. Workshops will bring together attendees with shared interests to meet for interactive discussions in the following areas:

  • Working with Family and Friends
  • Forensic Specialisms
  • Developing Therapeutic Outdoor Spaces

Please complete this form to submit your proposal. Workshop proposals must fall into one of these areas and should be no longer than 30 minutes.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at forensics@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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 one hour, on the following dates:

  • Monday 21 March 2022 (11am - 12pm)
  • Friday 22 April 2022 (10am - 11am)

To book, please use this registration form.

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

The 2021 artwork and creative writing competition has now closed. Thank you to all who participated. Entries will be featured in our upcoming newsletter.

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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