As part of the accreditation process, each home treatment team receives a peer review from a team made up of clinicians from other member teams, as well as a service user and/or carer and a member of the HTAS team.

Why become a peer reviewer?

  • A valuable learning opportunity

Being a peer reviewer gives you the chance to visit other teams in the UK, and for home treatment team staff and clinicians this means becoming part of a network where you can share ideas and resources and giving you the opportunity to see how diverse other teams work.  Staff and clinicians who have taken part in peer reviews for other accreditation schemes have said that they value the experience, particularly in preparation for their own peer review visit.

  • To facilitate your own peer review visit

As part of the agreement of joining, member teams are required to nominate 2 staff to become peer reviewers.  Bear in mind that your team will receive a visit from at least 2 clinician peer reviewers every 3 years, so you should provide at least 2 reviewers every 3 years in order to keep the programme running fairly and efficiently.

  • To give something back

As a service user or a carer, you will become part of a programme which aims to improve the quality of crisis resolution and home treatment teams in the UK.  We want to improve the experience of people like you who use these services and as part of that, your views are vital.

Who can become a peer reviewer? 

  • People who work in a crisis resolution/home treatment team which is a member of HTAS.
  • People who have received care from a crisis resolution or home treatment team, or people with experience of caring for someone who has received treatment from a crisis resolution or home treatment team. 

How do I become a peer reviewer - professionals?

You will need to be trained in peer reviewing.  Dates of upcoming peer review training days are listed below.  Contact your HTAS lead, your home treatment team or the HTAS Team to register your interest. 

If there are no dates listed, we will take your details and contact you as soon as a new date is organised.

How do I become a peer reviewer - service users and carers?

If you would like to become a peer reviewer, please contact the HTAS Team on 020 3701 2653 or

What does the training involve?

  • Training to become a peer reviewer takes one day and is free
  • The training day is structured like a peer review day and involves some role play (delivered by the HTAS team!) to give you an idea of how the peer review visit works, as well as guidance and group exercises.
  • Training days are eligible for your CPD programme.
  • For service users and carers, we will book or reimburse travel, as well as paying a session fee of £100/day for training.

When is your next training day?

Friday 19th July . If you would like to attend this free event, please complete this online booking form

The HTAS Annual Forum brings together professionals working within Home Treatment and Crisis Teams.

The forum provides an opportunity to review the developments we’ve made in the past year and discuss popular topics in relation to Home Treatment.

Our 7th National Forum for Home Treatment Teams will take place on 5th November 2019, in Leeds. 

Online booking for this event will be opening soon!

Presentations From Special Interest Day on Personality Disorders - June 2019


HTAS are currently revising the Quality Standards for Home Treatment Services, Third Edition. This consultation event took place on 28 May at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. The Fourth Edition of Standards will hopefully be published in September.

Sixth National Forum for Home Treatment Teams 2018

The sixth Annual National Forum for Home Treatment Teams took place on 6th November 2018 in London. HTAS would like to thank all the speakers and delegates who made this such an insightful and engaging event.

The forum was chaired by Dr Pranveer Singh, Consultant Psychiatrist, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Download the programme from the day.

Presentations from the day

HTAS: Where we were, where we are, where we’re going
Emily Lesnik, The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Psychological Intervention in Crisis Resolution Home Treatment
Dr Luke Sullivan, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Involving Third Sector in Crisis Resolution
Sam Woodnutt, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Open Dialogue in Crisis Work
Dr Gareth Jarvis, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

From Finland to Fenland: developing dialogical practices in crisis care
Paul Barrett, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

FOCUS Meetings and Partnership Working
Lauren Dowson & Dr Stephen Donaldson, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Developing a psychology group
Dr Kiki Atnas & Kloe Lee, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Street Triage
Claire Witten & PC Barrett Aldwinkle, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Assessing the needs of carers in Home Based Treatment
Julie Taylor & James Lang, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

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