Now recruiting: Quality Network for Prison Mental Health Services (QNPMHS)

Do you work in a prison mental health service and want to demonstrate and improve the quality of care you provide?

The Quality Network for Prison Mental Health Services (QNPMHS) was established in 2015 to promote quality improvement in the field of prison mental health. It’s one of 28 quality and accreditation programmes organised by the College Centre for Quality Improvement.

The network’s purpose is to support and engage individuals and services in a process of quality improvement as part of an annual peer review cycle. Sharing and learning opportunities are very much encouraged, with teams using reviews as a platform to discuss shared challenges and celebrate innovations within the field of prison mental health.

“The reviews are really supportive and helpful for gaining ideas, support and further knowledge to take back to your own service.” – QNPMHS reviewer, 2021.

Where opportunities for development are identified, the network supports services to plan improvements for the future and provides tailored recommendations to address any gaps in compliance with the quality standards. We report on the quality of mental health care provided in prison settings and allow services to benchmark their practices against other similar services.

Other benefits of network membership include bi-annual newsletters featuring best practice examples, ongoing networking and support through an online discussion platform, and regular workshops and events designed to focus on themes and challenges arising within the field of prison mental health.

Recruitment for our upcoming review cycle is now open! For more information about how to become part of the network, please contact Kelly Rodriguez, QNPMHS Programme Manager by email or by phone on 0208 618 4063.

Further details, our quality standards, and other publications are available on the QNPMHS website.

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