When liaison psychiatry teams join the network as members, they must undergo a developmental review before they can go through the accreditation review process.
The developmental option includes a 12-week self-review period, peer-review and a complete report to support teams with recommendations to meet standards in the future. Teams are not presented to the Accreditation Committee but are required to complete an action plan based on their report. This action plan is used to set goals and targets and can be used as guidance if the team choose to undergo an accreditation review.
First, teams will undergo a 12-week self-review period where the team will review themselves against each of the PLAN standards. Further information is also collected from the staff team, acute colleagues in the general hospital, patients and their family/carers.
All the documents and information needed for completing the self-review will be sent to you.
Following the self-review period, teams will receive a visit by a peer-review team. This is a supportive day and the purpose is to validate the self-review data.
After the peer-review visit, a draft report will be collated and sent to the team.
If the team has chosen the accreditation option, the team will be presented to the Accreditation Committee. Using your report and any further evidence you might have sent to show you’re meeting the standards, the Accreditation Committee will recommend an accreditation status for you. There are three main categories of accreditation status:
- Not accredited
Your team will be given time, guidance and support to reach accreditation.