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QNOAMHS Annual Form

8th and 9th December 2020

To book your place, please provide us with your details by completing this booking form.

About the forum

The Royal College of Psychiatrists are delighted to invite you to our Quality Network for Older Adult Mental Health Services 5th Annual Forum.  A national event designed to bring together professionals from across UK to showcase innovative models of care and practice. This year the forum will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams and Zoom, however, it  will still provide the opportunity for our members to network and exchange knowledge with peers for the benefit of service improvement in line with our quality standards.

Why attend?

We are focusing this year on how professionals and services are delivering care in the face of adversity. Our expert speakers will share their stories and best practice on their current experience of delivering care in these difficult times. We will also hear from services who are innovating and developing guidelines and best practice to ensure that patients and carers continue to have access to high quality patient and family centered care. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Hear from peers as they share their stories, experience, and best practice
  2. Reflect on your own practice and explore new ideas and solutions
  3. Receive practical tips on how to move forward and continue to develop your service 

Who should attend?

The Annual Forum is free to our members, £95 charge to non-members. We encourage range of professionals with interest in older adult mental health to attend, such as: 

  • Service Managers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses 
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Carers
  • Pharmacists
  • Patient Representatives 
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • GPs
  • Consultants
  • Activities Coordinators
  • Social Workers

QNOAMHS Clinics

Thursday at 3pm, fortnightly

Over the coming months the Project Team are hosting fortnightly virtual clinics for you to bring questions about the new remote self and peer-review process. The sessions are open to all members and the group will address any issues that you would like to discuss, get clarity about or ask questions, regarding the new virtual process. We ask that you submit your questions to the team prior to attending the clinic, as this will help us to open the clinics up to other members who may wish to ask the same question and also allows us to ensure we have the right people present in the clinic to provide guidance.

Who is it for?

Staff and peer-reviewers who are currently involved in self/peer-review and have questions or require specific support. The clinics are open to all membership types.

How long are the sessions?

The sessions last for one hour and are conducted as a group or individually if no other members attend. This is a great way for you to gain a better understanding of the process, ask specific questions, address any anxieties in preparing for accreditation and/or peer review visits and to meet and share learning with others.

We ask that if you join, you join for the full hour, as this will enable you to get the most benefit from the clinic.

How do I join?

The link is available below and you can join if you are a member of QNOAMHS. However, we ask that where possible you let us know in advance of the meeting if you intend to attend and that you let us know what question(s) you would like to ask.

If you would like to attend, please email op@rcpsych.ac.uk

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