The QNLD process is governed by the following staff and committees:
- Advisory Group
- Accreditation Committee
- Project Team
The advisory group comprises professionals who represent key interests and areas of expertise in the field of inpatient learning disability services alongside service users and carers who have experience of using these services. The purpose of the group is to advise and further the work of QNLD.
The advisory group comprises a minimum of 6 members and a maximum of 15 members. The membership will aim to reflect the range of disciplines working in inpatient learning disability services.
The Accreditation Committee recommends accreditation status based on the evidence gathered during the service’s self and peer review period. In particular it looks closely at any instances of non-compliance with Type 1 Standards. This will include considering service reports and recommending to which accreditation category each service should be assigned and advising the Project Team about the quality of the reports and information that forms the basis of the AC’s recommendations.
There is also an overall Chair of the Combined Committee Meetings who ratifies the accreditation decisions recommended by the QNLD Accreditation Committee and other networks, and in so doing retains the right to question and/or overturn these recommendations.
The project team look after the day to day running of the network including liaising with services, collecting data and arranging reviews and events.
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Royal College of Psychiatrists' Centre for Quality Improvement
21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB
QNLD currently has 40 member services, spanning England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The majority of these are NHS Trusts but we also have members from the independent sector.
In the 2018 cycle, there are sixteen services participating: nine are working for accreditation, three are part of the quality network and four are undergoing their interim self review to ensure that they are maintaining the standards they were accredited on.