These standards, published May 2019, provide a framework for improving quality in medium and low secure mental health services.
They've been developed following extensive consultation with key stakeholders and a thorough examination of the key literature.
Download our standards for Medium and Low Secure Services (2019).
Each cycle the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services publishes an aggregated report; this contains the aggregated data from the Cycle, as well as section summaries and comparison data.
Each unit is issued an anonymous number so that they can benchmark themselves against other services and the average score from services across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
We invite members of staff and patients from forensic mental health services, family and friends, and external stakeholders to submit an article for the Quality Network’s newsletter for medium and low secure care.
- Issue 42: Trauma informed care (PDF)
- Issue 41: Co-production (PDF)
- Issue 40: Supporting Carer Involvement in Secure Mental Health Services (PDF)
- Issue 39: Leaving Secure (PDF)
- Issue 38: 'Managing the Diversity Challenge in Secure Services (PDF)
- Issue 37: Personality Disorder and Effective Treatment Pathways (PDF)
For older editions of the newsletter, please email email@example.com.
We have moved our email discussion groups onto a new, free to join, online forum called knowledge hub. All our members are invited to join the QNFMHS discussion forum on knowledge hub, which will allow you to:
- Share best practice and quality improvement initiatives
- Seek advice and connect with other members
- Discuss current issues and policies
- Share policies, procedures and guidelines
- Advertise and view upcoming events and conferences
To join knowledge hub, please email ‘join knowledge hub’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org