Our events and training



QNFMHS See, Think, Act event

We will be hosting a virtual, full-day event next year about See, Think, Act. This will cover relational security in leadership, boundaries in and out of COVID-19 and links with trauma-informed care.

When: Tuesday 23 March 2021. The event will be held virtually.

To find out more about the event, please see our draft event programme.

Please use our online booking form to register for the event.

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 read our 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 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:

  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. 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:

  • Friday 5 February 2021 (10:00am - 11:00am)

If you'd like to attend a training session, you will need to complete this online booking form.

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

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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