Our events and training



Virtual annual forum for medium and low secure services, 30 September 2020

Booking is now open for our joint virtual Annual Forum for Low and Medium Secure Services. This will include a series of presentations and workshops demonstrating good practice examples and innovations in secure services.

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020

Time: 10.00am-4.30pm (the final programme and timings to be confirmed)

Cost: The annual forum is FREE for anyone working in a member service, patients and carers. If you are not a member but would like to attend, this will cost £55 for the full day. We will be in touch with you if you are not from a member service about taking payment.          

To find out more about the day, take a look at our draft event programme.                

To register to attend, please complete this booking form (one booking form per person).

QNFMHS Open discussion sessions

We recently hosted three open discussion sessions with members, to discuss common issues arising from working within forensic mental health. Each forum has a particular theme and is facilitated by the Quality Network group.

The sessions are for individuals to engage in conversations about particular issues and to learn and share good practice. As the initial sessions were well attended and we received positive feedback, we are pleased to announce some additional sessions, which are:

  • 10 September 2020, 1pm-2pm: Managing risk, patient pathways and lessons learned from COVID19

To join a session, please complete this booking form. Please share this widely within your teams.

Please note: There is an expectation that those that join the call actively participate to ensure the discussions are as productive as possible. We suggest that attendees prepare a couple of questions or scenarios in advance that could encourage discussion on the topic.

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 1-hour, on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3 September (10:00am - 11:00am)
  • Tuesday 15 September (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
  • Monday 28 September (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
  • Tuesday 6 October (10:00am - 11:00am)

Please note, all the sessions above are now FULLY BOOKED. If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list, 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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