29 October 2021
The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services are pleased to announce the publication of the first-ever Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services (QNFMHS) Thematic Report! This aggregated report, covering the period 2019-2021, uses data collected from member services who completed their peer reviews against the QNFMHS Standards for Forensic Mental Health Services: Low and Medium Secure Care – 3rd Edition (2019).
The report identifies areas of good practice relating to admission and assessment; physical healthcare; treatment and recovery; patient experience; family, friends and visitors; ward environment; physical security; procedural security; relational security; safeguarding; workforce; governance and covid-19. We have provided common themes in areas for improvement alongside some recommendations.
In addition, we have detailed information gathered during the webinars and open discussions hosted during the start of the pandemic. The report ends with feedback gathered throughout the cycle.
A copy of the report is available to view and download.