Our events and training

QNPMHS Webinars

We are hosting a series of webinars/sessions where individuals can come together to learn and discuss certain topics. Each webinar will have a specific theme and will be facilitated by the QN team.

The first webinar is taking place on Thursday 9 April, 12:00-13:00.

It will be a joint session delivered by Professor Pamela Taylor, Chair of the RCPsych Forensic Faculty and Dr Caroline Watson, Royal College of GPs Secure Environments Group on managing COVID-19 in prisons. 

The webinars are free to attend. To join the webinar, please email PrisonNetwork@rcpsych.ac.uk



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 presentation, discussion and workshops created to develop the skills of a reviewer.

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

  1. Describe the Quality Network’s overall peer-review review process
  2. Deliver the role and responsibilities of the reviewer before, during and after the peer-review
  3. Troubleshoot and manage complaints and other difficulties that may arise during a peer-review
  4. Describe and promote the ethos of the Quality Network’s peer-reviews
  5. Describe the key benefits of the peer-review process and membership of the Quality Network

The training is free to member services.

Available training sessions:

Date: 25 February 2020 (2:00pm - 5:00pm) 

Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

Booking: If you would like to attend training on this date, please complete the online booking form.

For any queries about reviewer training, please contact holly.hunter-brown@rcpsych.ac.uk

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

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