Publication - Independent report

Independent Forensic Mental Health Review: final report

Published: 26 Feb 2021
Part of:
Health and social care, Law and order
ISBN:
9781800044241

This final report sets out the Review's recommendations for change. A summary and easy read version are also available.

Independent Forensic Mental Health Review: final report
Annex D: Engagement activities supporting the work of the Review

Annex D: Engagement activities supporting the work of the Review

The Chair of the review met with people to gather their views and experiences.  Details of the visits, meetings and events he attended are listed below.

Visits

The Chair visited the following places where he met with groups of staff, people with lived experience and their families:

  • The State Hospital – 5 August 2019
  • Woodland View Hospital, NHS Ayrshire and Arran – 23 October 2019
  • Rohallion Clinic, NHS Tayside – 30 October 2019
  • Rowanbank Clinic, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – 14 November 2019
  • Leverndale Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – 20 November 2019
  • Orchard Clinic, NHS Lothian – 27 November 2019
  • The Ayr Clinic – 9 December 2019
  • Lynebank and Stratheden Hospitals, NHS Fife – 15 January 2020
  • Bellesdyke and Falkirk Community Hospitals, NHS Forth Valley – 22 January 2020
  • Royal Cornhill Hospital, NHS Grampian – 29 January 2020

During these visits he met:

  • 88 people with lived experience
  • 16 people who were friends or family of people with lived experience
  • 188 members of the multi-disciplinary teams working across hospital and community settings in these areas.

Meetings

The Chair met with the following people to hear their views and experiences:

  • John Crichton, Chair of Royal College of Psychiatrist – 25 June 2019
  • Colin McKay, Chief Executive, Mental Welfare Commission – 26 June 2019 and 19 February 2020
  • Cathy Asante, Legal Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission – 17 July 2019
  • Shaben Begum, Director, Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance – 17 July 2019
  • Ian Dewar, Principal Medical Officer (Forensic Psychiatry), Scottish Government – 17 July 2019 and 12 February 2020
  • Mike Winter, Director, NHS National Services Scotland – 24 July 2019
  • Rose Fitzpatrick, Chair, National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group – 27 July 2010
  • Elish Angiolini, Chair of Independent review of complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing – 1 August 2019
  • Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, Chief Inspector of Prisons – 2 September 2019
  • Family member of person with lived experience – 2 September 2019
  • Lindsay Thomson, Medical Director, The State Hospital and Forensic Network and Lindsey McIntosh, Forensic Network Manager – 3 September 2019; and Lindsay Thomson – 12 February 2020
  • Lewis Macdonald, Convener, Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee – 18 September 2019
  • Police officer – 12 October 2019
  • Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside – 12 October 2019
  • Community Justice Scotland members – 4 December 2019
  • Gary Jenkins, Chief Executive, NHS State Hospitals of Scotland – 27 December 2019
  • Members of Scottish Government’s Restricted Patients Team – 19 February 2020
  • Clinical staff, NHS Lanarkshire (video conference) – 22 July 2020
  • Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser (conference call) – 23 July 2020
  • Mary Donaghy, Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board and Ian McMaster, Medical Adviser, Department of Health (video conference) – 5 August 2020
  • Eileen Bray and Stuart McKenzie, on behalf of National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service – 4 September 2020; Helen Smith on behalf of National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service – 17 November 2020
  • Jim Crabb, Associate Medical Director for Mental Health, NHS Forth Valley – 23 September 2020
  • Members of NHS Forth Valley’s clinical team – 4 November 2020
  • Representatives of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists – 4 November 2020
  • Representatives from Forensic Clinical Psychology – 18 November 2020
  • Specially convened meeting of clinical and third sector representatives of learning disability services – 25 November 2020
  • Sarah Booth, Legal Officer, Scottish Commission for Human Rights – 4 December 2020

The review’s secretary met with the following people to hear their views and experiences:

  • Family with lived experience – 6 February 2020
  • Group from People First (Scotland) – 10 February 2020
  • Tommy MacKay, Visiting Professor (Autism Studies) at the University of Strathclyde and Clinical Director of the National Diagnosis and Assessment Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders (telephone call) – 26 February 2020
  • Members of Scottish Government’s Restricted Patients Team and Litigation Team – 11 March 2020
  • Person currently receiving forensic mental health services – (phone calls) – 23 and 30 September 2020, 2 and 23 October 2020 and 20 November 2020

Events

The Chair accepted invitations to speak and take questions about the work of the review at the following events and meetings:

  • Family and Friends Conference for anyone supporting people in Forensic Mental Health Services – 20 September 2019
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Scottish Forensic Faculty Conference – 25 October 2019
  • Forensic Network’s Intellectual Disability Clinical Forum – 29 October 2019
  • Adult Protection and Support Strategic Forum – 2 September 2020
  • Scottish Executive Nurse Directors’ Meeting – 23 October 2020
  • NHS Chief Executives’ Meeting - 11 November 2020

Contact

Email: isla.jack@gov.scot