Characteristics and needs of long stay patients in high and medium
secure care: implications for service ( C.A.N.L.I.S )

Using expert interviews, stakeholder consultation, focus groups, workshops and a Delphi exercise we will:

  • Describe existing service models for long-stay secure forensic-psychiatric care in different European countries
  • Describe essential and desirable characteristics of long-stay forensic units
  • Explore the ethical and legal challenges of such care drawing on the experience from other countries
  • Explore the views of clinicians, managers, commissioners and policy makers on long-stay forensic care and identify potential hindrances regarding their implementation
  • Numerous expert interviews conducted with UK and international experts in the field.
  • Three focus groups with nurses at Rampton Hospital.
  • Hosted one workshop: International Service Models for Long-Stay Patients in Forensic Psychiatry – Thursday 2nd October 2014 at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.
  • Four focus groups undertaken with consultants at the following conferences/workshops:
    • International Service Models for Long-Stay Patients in Forensic Psychiatry –
    • Thursday 2nd October 2014 (Nottingham)
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference –
    • 5-7th March 2014 (Belfast)
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference –
    • 4-6th March 2015 (Budapest)
    • International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services 15th Annual Conference –
    • 16-18th of June 2015 (Manchester)

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