Our events and training

QNPMHS Annual Forum

Bookings for the 2023 QNPMHS Annual Forum are open!

Programme: View the draft programme

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

Time: 09.30am - 4.10pm

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot St, London E1 8BB

Price: £70 for anyone working in a QNPMHS member service and £100 for non-members. Patients and carers are able to attend the event for free.

If you would like to register to attend the event, please complete the booking form.

Presentation proposals

If you are interested in presenting at this event, please complete the presentation proposal form.

All of our events and resources from previous years' events can be found on our online platform Knowledge Hub (for members only).

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 external peer-reviews of mental health services in prison.

Learning objectives

The training will give potential reviewers the opportunity to gain practical knowledge about how to conduct a peer-review visit.

The training day will involve presentations, discussions and workshops created to develop the skills of a reviewer.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • describe the Quality Network’s overall peer-review review process
  • deliver the role and responsibilities of the reviewer before, during and after the peer-review
  • troubleshoot and manage complaints and other difficulties that may arise during a peer-review
  • describe and promote the ethos of the Quality Network’s peer-reviews
  • describe the key benefits of the peer-review process and membership of the Quality Network.

The training is free to member services.

Next training date:

We have a number of virtual online reviewer training sessions available. All training sessions are the same, so please only book one session per person:

  • Tuesday 5 April 2022 (1-2pm)

Please book your place by visiting our online registration form.

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 prisonnetwork@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Presentations from the following events can be found on Knowledge Hub:

  • Prison Transfer and Remission: Improving Practice, 27 November 2018
  • Safety in Prisons, 14 March 2019
  • CPA Consultation Event, 11 April 2019
  • QNPMHS 4th Annual Forum, 02 July 2019
  • Trauma-Informed Care within Forensic and Prison Mental Health Services, 21 November 2019
  • QNPMHS 5th Annual Forum, 03 December 2020
  • QNPMHS Standards Revision, 17 March 2021

The 2021 artwork and creative writing competition has now closed. Thank you to all who participated. Entries will be featured in our upcoming newsletter.

Previous competitions

Thank you to everyone who submitted a piece of artwork for our 2020 competition. The artwork was published in our summer 2020 newsletter. The creative writing booklet was combined with our sister QNFMHS project and published here

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