About the network

The Quality Network for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (Rehabilitation) works with services to improve the quality of inpatient rehabilitation mental health wards and community rehabilitation services.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.

Remote reviews

We are delighted to announce that our peer reviews are now back up and running remotely and we are currently piloting services with face - face reviews. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel face to face peer reviews, to protect the safety and well-being our members and staff.

The project team have been busy adapting our peer review processes to enable services, going forward, to receive a high-quality and thorough peer review remotely.

Whilst the principles of peer review will remain the same, the aspects of the review visit have been adapted to ensure that members still receive a comprehensive review remotely. The remote review will use technology and online tools to conduct interviews, discussions, and reviews of evidence. We have also reviewed our standards in the light of COVID-19 and have created additional guidance where current restrictions make it difficult to meet certain standards.  

To learn more about the new remote review process, and how members can get started with their self-review, please refer to the following documents:

The Quality Network for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (Rehabilitation) will continue scheduling remote review visits and will be prioritising services whose visits were postponed due to COVID-19.

In the meantime, we encourage all members in need of a peer-review to begin work on their self-review.

Dates of our remote reviews are below. To sign up to a review, please contact us.

WardTrustReview date
Clearbrook (F2F)Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation TrustThursday 25th August
Alexander House (F2F)Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustThursday 8th September
Cygnet Lodge Brighouse (F2F) Cygnet HealthcareWednesday 21st September
Roseacre Ward Cygnet HealthcareWednesday 28th September
Developmental - Tuke Highfield Healthcare Highfield HealthcareThursday 29th September
Westways South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustWednesday 19th October
Kenton Central and North West London NHS TrustWednesday 26th October

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 4th edition standards for inpatient rehabilitation services 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 are pleased to announce our first edition Community Rehabilitation Standards are now live.

View our standards

The first year membership will be Developmental and cost £2060.00 +VAT. After the first year of membership, we encourage members to continue to Accreditation the following year.

If you are interested in signing up to our first edition community standards, please complete our joining form.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please join us on Wednesday 7 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 for the 6th Rehabilitation Annual Forum which this year will explore:

'What’s next for mental health rehabilitation services? Integrating care in a disintegrating system’

Venue: 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

Fee: £55.00 members and £95.00 non-members

If you would like to deliver a workshop/discussion, contribute ideas for topics, or indeed nominate a colleague, carer or service user to present, please complete an abstract submission form and return this to rehab@rcpsych.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 7 October 2022.

If you would like to register for the Annual Forum, please complete this form.

Once registration is received, a payment link will be sent to confirm your place.

We offer a variety of membership options:

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?

£525 + VAT per year (it’s expected that most members progress to become developmental members within one year).

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 findings from the review day.

How much is it?

£2,060 + VAT per year.

Accreditation (Inpatient Services Only)

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 referrer 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?

£2,380 + VAT per year (5% discount if you sign up for three years).

Lead Reviewer training

We are pleased to announce we will be running online lead-reviewer training via Microsoft Teams, on Friday 12 August 1:30-3:30pm.

The training is free and open to all staff working in REHAB members services, including consultants and specialist registrars (SpR), registered mental health nurses, ward managers/leads, support workers and the wider MDT.

Once trained you will have to opportunity to lead inpatient and community rehabilitation mental health services around the UK as part of peer review teams.

This is an excellent opportunity for professional development, to contribute to the peer-review process and to facilitate networking and the sharing of best practice.

To register, please complete this form.

Peer Reviewer training

We are pleased to announce we will be running online peer-reviewer training via Microsoft Teams, on Friday 2 September 1:30-3:30pm.

The training is free and open to all staff working in REHAB Rehab members services, including consultants and specialist registrars (SpR), registered mental health nurses, ward managers/leads, support workers and the wider MDT.

Once trained you will have to opportunity to visit inpatient and community rehabilitation mental health services around the UK as part of peer review teams.

This is an excellent opportunity for professional development, to contribute to the peer-review process and to facilitate networking and the sharing of best practice.

To register, please complete this form.

We’re happy to help you with any questions. Please contact rehab@rcpsych.ac.uk with any queries.

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