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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

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What is the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network?

  • The Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN) works with services to assure and improve the quality of psychiatric liaison in hospital settings.
  • PLAN engages staff and patients in a comprehensive process of review, through which good practice and high quality care are recognised and services are supported to identify and address areas for improvement.
  • Accreditation assures staff, patients and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.
  • PLAN includes core areas common for all teams such as assessment and care planning, but also recognises that some areas may be outside a team’s remit. This means that a small but well functioning team can still be accredited, or even accredited with excellence, in the domains that it is measured against.

PLAN provides year round support to help accreditation members maximise opportunities for learning and development.

This support includes the option of taking part in email discussion groups, learning events and annual conferences, as well as quality improvement advice targeted at individual services.

PLAN is an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement. To find out more information and to find out about joining PLAN, please see our leaflet and the further links below.

 

 

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Membership at the Royal College of Psychiatrists 


Why is PLAN accreditation so valuable?

Information about the benefits of joining the network

The PLAN process

Useful information about the review stages and what to expect from the accreditation process 

Resources

The PLAN standards, newsletters, email discussion group and useful publications

Contact us

If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

The PLAN annual forum in October was our most popular yet with 200 delegates attending.  Thank you to everyone for participating.  The presentations and posters are now available to view online.

 

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'A competence framework for liaison mental health nursing' has just been published.  See our resources page to download a copy.

 

In January 2015 PLAN will be starting its seventh cycle of accreditation reviews and now has 60 members across the UK.

 

The fourth edition of PLAN standards has been published.  Please email plan@rcpsych.ac.uk if you would like an electronic copy.

 

Want to know which teams are accredited by PLAN? See our most recent list of accredited teams.