About the network

 

AIMS Rehab works with services to improve the quality of inpatient rehabilitation mental health wards. We engage with staff, service users and carers in a comprehensive process of both self- and peer-review for services to work toward quality improvement and accreditation.

We use a process of peer and self-review to support our members in improving the quality of their services.

We review our members against our standards for inpatient rehabilitation services (3rd edition) which we use to assess the quality of services.

We offer a variety of membership options including developmental and accreditation membership.

All membership options include:

  • A report specific to your ward
  • The opportunity to be a peer reviewer on organised visits to other services
  • Reduced rates at our Annual Forum and Special Interests Days
  • Annual report of how members are meeting the standards
  • Regular newsletters of what innovative practice is happening in other inpatient rehab services.
  • Being part of our email discussion group

We offer a variety of membership options:

Developmental

This membership’s best for:

  • New members of the network who’ve not had experience with the standards before
  • Services who want to focus on the specific areas of the standards that are most useful to them
  • Services who feel unable to go through the accreditation process
  • Services who want to prepare for accreditation in the future

What’s involved?

  • You’ll self-review your service against the standards over a three month period
  • A peer review team will visit your service for one day and help you identify your areas of achievements and ways to improve your service
  • You’ll receive a report of finds from the review day

How much is it?

£1,900 + VAT per year

Accreditation

This membership’s best for:

  •  Services who meet a set standard to achieve accreditation

What’s involved?

  • You’ll self-review your service against the standards over a three month period. This will include completion of patient, carer, staff and referred questionnaires and a health record audit
  • A peer review team will visit your service for one day and help you identify your areas of achievements, and ways to improve your service. You will also need to provide documentary evidence to show compliance against our standards
  • Your draft report will be discussed by our accreditation committee who will decide if your service can be accredited
  • Once awarded, accreditation lasts up to three years subject to terms and conditions

How much is it?

£2,200 + VAT per year (10% discount if you sign up for three years)

Associate

This membership’s best for:

  • Services who want to take advantage of the benefits of membership but may have financial constraints
  • Services undergoing reconfiguration
  • Services outside of the UK

What’s involved?

  • You’ll complete a self-review against the standards.
  • You’ll then receive an individualised report based on your reported performance against standards, bench-marking data and action planning templates.

How much is it?

£500 + VAT per year (it’s expected that most members progress to become developmental members within one year)

Please complete and return our joining form to: rehab@rcpsych.ac.uk

We’re happy to help you with any questions. Please contact rehab@rcpsych.ac.uk or call 0203 701 2631 with any queries.

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