Resources

Our standards (PDF) support services to improve the quality of care for people using services and demonstrate that they meet national requirements.

Meeting national requirements

We know services are under increased pressure to demonstrate that they comply with national policies and guidelines and our standards incorporate national requirements and recommendations.

The standards are in line with:

  • Department of Health Policy Implementation Guides
  • NICE guidance recommendations by NHS Estates and the Royal College of Psychiatrists about ward design
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists' Guidelines
  • Recommendations arising from the National Audit of Schizophrenia

The 3rd edition of our standards was published in 2016.

Reflecting views of those in the field

We know that those who have the best understanding of the issues and challenges facing rehabilitation services, are those who have experience of working or being cared for in this these services.

We involve our members in the revision of standards and have representation from front-line staff, patients and carers in their development.

Our annual reports summarise findings from review visits conducted each year.

  • August 2018
  • June 2018

If you have an article you’d like us to feature, please email rehab@rcpsych.ac.uk.

AIMS Rehab Annual forum 17 May 2018: Developing a quality network for mental health rehabilitation services

The day was attended by 129 rehab professionals and included a keynote speech from Professor Helen Killaspy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the AIMS Rehab Advisory Group, a network update from the AIMS Rehab project team and eight workshops for members throughout the day.

Forum programme (PDF)

Forum presentations:

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