The Sexual Safety Collaborative is part of a wider Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP) which was established by NHS Improvement (NHSI), in partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in response to a request made by the Secretary of State.
The Sexual Safety Collaborative has been established in response to the CQC report on Sexual Safety on Mental Health Wards and aims to meet a number of objectives:
- Produce a set of standards around sexual safety during the mental health and learning disability inpatient pathways (including a strategy to measure and support quality improvement)
- Run a national quality improvement (QI) collaborative to support inpatient mental health teams in every mental health trust in England to use QI to improve sexual safety on their wards.
- Produce a library of resources, building on best practice to support the work of mental health trusts to improve sexual safety.
The national quality improvement collaborative launched on 21 October 2019. If you have any queries about the programme, please email us.
The standards for sexual safety are currently in the process of being published. For any questions relating to the standards, please contact the Project Manager at Dominique.Gardner@rcpsych.ac.uk.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the QI collaborative was paused for six months and resumed again in September 2020.
Programme end date: September 2021
- Driver Diagram
- Measurement Plan
- Operational Definitions
- Safety Cross by Shift Pattern
- Safety Cross by Day
- SSC Ward Charter Template
- Early Tasks for Your Team Checklist
- SSC Project Lead Directory - March 2020
- SSC 'Adding a PDSA' Handout
- SSC 'Adding to Your Driver Diagram' Handout
- SSC Standard Postcards
- SSC Easyread Postcards
- SSC Data Entry Dates
- Sexual Health and Sexual Safety During Your Stay (Leaflet) - for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- CNWL Sexual Safety Information for Patients and Carers (Leaflet) - for more information, please contact email@example.com
- Sexual Safety for Women in Inpatient Mental Health Care Contexts (online resource) - for more information, please contact Julie.Mcgarry@nottshc.nhs.uk
- Using the STARTER model to talk about sex in mental health nursing practice - Article by Rachel Luby