Publications

The Forensic Network has published a number of reports since it began in 2003.  These are mostly the result of short life working groups on specific topics.  Some have become Scottish Government policy or guidance.

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Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.August 2017forensic; evidence; bulletin; biopsychological; criminal justice; learning disabilities; legislation; medication; nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorders; physical health; police; policy; prisons; psychology; psychosis; rehabilitation; risk; schizophrenia; seclusion; secure hospitals; sex offenders; sexual abuse; smoke free; substance misuse; suicide; therapists; transgender; violence; vitamin D
Forensic Network & School of Forensic Mental Health Annual ReportForensic Network & SoFMHAugust 2017annual; report; structure; governance; forensic network; school of forensic mental health; SoFMH; advisory board; inter regional group; professional groups; short life working groups; joint working; academic courses; short courses; new to forensic; sustainability; communication; future plans
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.May 2017criminal justice; death in custody; electronic monitoring; females; gender; hospitals; legislation; medication; medium secure; mental health; mentally disordered offenders; mindfulness; moving on; murder; neuropsychology; nursing; offenders; outcomes; personality disorders; physical health; physical intervention; police; prisons; psychoeducation; psychopathy; psychosis; recidivism; research; risk; schizophrenia; self harm; sex offenders; smoking; substance misuse; suicide; therapeutic communities; transgender; violence; wards
Consultant Nurse Contribution to the Introduction of Matched Stepped Care and Low Intensity Psychological Interventions in NHS Forth Valley Prison SettingsCawthorne, P. April 2017Matched Stepped Care; Psychological Interventions; Low Intensity; Prison Settings; NHS Forth Valley
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.February 2017Adolescents; admission; criminology; depression; diagnosis; electronic monitoring; homicide; learning disabilities; legislation; MAPPA; medication; mindfulness; outcome measures; personality; physical health; police; policy; prisons; psychological therapies; psychosis; recovery; risk assessment; schizophrenia; sex offender; stalking; substance misuse; suicide; violence; voting
Psychological Approaches to Personality Disorder in Forensic Mental Health SettingsRussell, K. October 2016psychological approaches; personality disorder; PD; forensic settings; assessment of personality disorder; evidence base; psychological treatment; matrix; group therapies; formulation; integrated treatment; generalist approaches; service requirements.
Forensic Network & SoFMH Annual Report Forensic NetworkSeptember 2016structure; governance; forensic network; school of forensic mental health; advisory board; inter regional group; professional groups; short life working groups; joint working; academic courses; short courses; new to forensic; sustainability; communication; future plans
A Critical Evaluation of the New to Forensic - Northern Ireland (N2F - NI) Programme in Forensic Healthcare and Criminal Justice Services in Northern Ireland.School of Forensic Mental Health August 2016new to forensic; mental health; training needs analysis; literature review; forensic healthcare; forensic criminal justice; collaborative working
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.August 2016adolescents; co morbidity; compulsory treatment; inpatients; learning disabilities; legislation; medical; medication; mental health law; mentally disordered offenders; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorder; physical health; post traumatic stress disorder; prisons; psychological therapy; psychopathy; psychosis; public protection; risk; schizophrenia; sex offenders; substance misuse; suicide; violence
Victims Right ReportCrichton, J. May 2016victims; rights; sensitivity; criminal justice; MDO; mental health act; victim notification scheme
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.May 2016adolescents; case formulation; criminal justice; death in custody; discharge; forensic services; homicide; inpatients; MAPPA; medium secure; legislation; mood disorder; mortality; nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorder; physical health; physical intervention; prisons; psychopath; psychosis; risk; schizophrenia; seclusion; self harm; sex offenders; social work; substance misuse; therapeutic engagement; transgender; violence and aggression
National Prisoner HealthcareImplementation Group April 2016needs assessment; service mapping; models of care; learning disability; advocacy; problem behaviours; comorbidity; telemental health; competencies; placement of prisoners
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.February 2016absconding; activity; aged; autism; careplans; cognitive therapy; delusions; firesetting; homicide; law; learning disabilities; MAPPA; medication; mental health; tribunal; mindfulness; nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; partnership working; personality disorders; physical health; physical intervention; psychopathy' psychosis; recovery; risk assessment; schizophrenia; self harm; sex offenders; staff development; suicide; videoconferencing; violence
Drug Testing for Restricted PatientsMaccall, C. November 2015chain of custody; prescribed medicine; counter remedies; new psycho active substances; positive results; confirmation; window of detection; procedures
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.May 2015firesetting; forensic services; incidents; legislation; medication; medium secure; mentally disordered offenders; nursing; occupational therapy; offending; patient safety; personality disorder; physical health; physical intervention; prisons; psychoeducation; psychopathy; psychosis; recovery; research; risk assessment; schizophrenia; sex offenders; social work; suicide; therapeutic communities; violence
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.February 2015attitudes; cognitive; community services; criminal justice; forensic; homicide; legislation; literacy; MAPPA; medication; mental health; mentally disordered offenders; multidisciplinary; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorder; physical health; physical intervention; prisons; psychopathy; psychosis; risk; self harm; sex offenders; violence
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.November 2014Criminal Justice, female patients; medication; nursing; offenders; personality; physical health; prisons; psychiatry; recovery; risk; schizophrenia; sex abuse; sex offenders; smoking; stigma; violence; wards
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.August 2014Activity, classification; criminal justice; learning disabilities; MAPPA; legislation; policy; mentally disordered offenders; obsessive compulsive behaviours; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorders; police custody; prisons; psychiatry; psychology; psychotherapy; recovery; rehabilitation; risk; schizophrenia; sex offenders; stalking; violence
High Secure Mental Health Services for Women in Scotland. Protocol for Cross Border Transfer and Post Transfer Arrangements July 2014women; making a referral; medium security; high security; admission process; rampton; cross border; escort arrangements
Shared Responsibility, Joint Operations Cross Cutting Issues GroupApril 2014persistent challenging behaviour; personality disorder; inter agency; policy; legislative; good practice
National Prisoner Healthcare Mental Health Sub Group Mental Health Sub Group February 2014needs assessment; service mapping; models of care; learning disability; advocacy; problem behaviours; comorbidity; telemental health; competencies; placement of prisoners
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.February 2014Anger Management; auditory verbal hallucinations; clinical supervision; criminal justice; health screening; homicide; learning disabilities; medication; legislation; tribunals; nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorder; physical health; police; prisons; psychopathy; psychosis; recovery; risk; schizophrenia; sex abuse; sex offenders; stalking; suicide; violence; vocational activity; wards
CEL 06 (2013) Establishing the Responsible Commissioner Guidance and Directions for Health Boards Scottish Government March 2013responsible commissioner; specialist services; out of area; cross border; care homes; forensic estate; the state hospital; medium secure; restricted patients; transfer; discharge protocol; mental health act; immigration; school; children
Working with Children and Adults Who May be at Risk of Self Harm Practice Guidance on Information Sharing Scottish Government October 2012self harm; confidentiality; information sharing; protection; children; duty of care; human rights; law; capacity; consent; adults
Developing a Forensic Carers Strategy Forensic Carers SLWGSeptember 2012carers; consultation; young carers; pathway; good practice; diagnosis; early intervention; forensic services; third sector; evidence base; mental welfare commission; outcomes
New Quality Governance Process for Annual Reports on Restricted Patients Scottish Government August 2012quality; governance; annual report; restricted patients; RMO
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.August 2012Allied Health Professions; child abuse; criminal justice; dignity; dual diagnosis; law; learning disability; MAPPA; medication; mental health nursing; mental health policy; mental health services; MHO; neuroimaging; offenders; personality disorder; physical health; physical intervention; police; prisons; psychiatry; psychopathy; psychosis; professions; recovery; rehabilitation; risk; schizophrenia; sex abuse; sex offenders; treatment; violence;
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.May 2012Activity; assessment tools; child protection; clinical supervision; cognition; co-morbidity; drugs; forensic services; handover; improvement; learning disabilities; legislation; medication; mental health nursing; offenders; personality disorders; physical health; physical intervention; prisons; recovery; risk; schizophrenia; security; sex abuse; sex offenders; stalking; suicide; therapeutic relationships; therapies; violence
Proposal for a New Tribunal System in Scotland Scottish Government March 2012consultation; user; advocacy; appeals; MHTS; law; expert advisors; civil court; lier
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.February 2012Accommodation; allied health professions; carers; childhood; CPD; criminal justice; forensic service; gender identity; homicide; MAPPA; medication; legislation; nursing; policy; offenders; patients; personality disorders; physical health; physical intervention; prisons; professional relationships; psychosis; recovery; risk; schizophrenia; seclusion; sex abuse; sex offenders; therapeutic alliance; violence
The Forensic Mental Health Matrix - a guide to delivering evidence based psychological therapies in Forensic Mental Health ServicesMatrix Working Group February 2012matrix; psychological therapies; forensic patients; patient journey; policy; assessment; formulation; risk; harm; treatments; intervention; supervisions; monitoring; victim safety; personality disorder; therapeutic milieu; matched step care; service delivery; training; supervision; governance; evidence base; intensity
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.November 2011Admission; aggression; CBT; criminal justice; deaths in custody; females; gender identity; learning disability; legislation; MAPPA; policy; tribunal; motivational interviewing; obesity; occupational therapy; offenders; personality disorder; pharmacology; physical health; physical intervention; prisons; psychosis; recovery; risk; schizophrenia; security; self harm; sex offenders; smoking; treatment
Towards Work in Forensic Mental Health: National Guidance for Allied Health Professionals McQueen, J. October 2011allied health; vocational rehabilitation; evidence base; service users; AHP practice
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.August 2011Animal Therapy; criminal justice; disengagement; legislation; meditation; legislation; mental health officers; tribunal; motivational interviewing; murder; nurse-patient interactions; offenders; patient involvement; personality disorders; physical health; physical intervention; psychopathy; psychoeducation; recovery; risk assessment; schizophrenia; seclusion; secure harm; sex offenders; smoking cessation; stalking; suicide; values based practice; violence; ward atmosphere
Framework for Risk Assessment Risk Management Authority July 2011FRAME; risk; fundamentals; assessment and communication; management; practice standards; risk assessment; responding to change; partnership working; quality assurance
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.May 2011Aggression; art; assaults; bullying; cognitive behaviour therapy; criminal justice; death in custody; expressed emotion; female offenders; medication; medium secure; policy; nurse-patient relationships; prescribing; nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; outcome measurement; patients; personality disorders; physical intervention; police referrals; psychopathy; psychosis; recovery; risk assessment; schizophrenia; screening; self harm; sex offenders; smoking; social inclusion; suicide; therapeutic alliance; therapeutic model; violence
Forensic Long Term Care Hall, D. J.December 2010long term care; definition forensic patient; inpatient settings; community settings; IPCUs; service development; facilities; women
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.November 2010Attitudes; care programme approach; CBT; confidentiality; crime; criminal justice; learning disability; legislation; medication; obesity; offenders; peer support; personality disorder; physical intervention; psychiatric nursing; psychopathy; recovery; risk assessment; schizophrenia; seclusion; secure settings; self harm; sex offenders; smoking; substance misuse; suicide; violence
Admission Criteria to Scottish High and Medium Secure Unit Admission Criteria Working GroupMay 2010admission criteria; forensic estate; high and medium; mental health act; liability; detention; transfer; referral; offence; court; prison
Report to the Care Programme Review GroupCPA Working GroupMay 2010care programme approach; CPA; child protection; protection of adults; risk; suspension of detention
Memorandum of Procedure on Restricted Patients Scottish Government May 2010restricted patients; risk; CPA; multi agency; patient journey; admission; hospital; transfer; conditional discharge; prisoners; mental heath tribunal
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.May 2010Activity; criminal justice; decision making; employment; legislation; motivation; observation; offenders; personality disorder; physical intervention; psychology; recovery; risk; schizophrenia; seclusion; sex offenders; stigma; suicide; therapeutic communities; violence
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.February 2010Borderline Personality Disorder; carers, criminal justice; discrimination; forensic psychiatry; high secure; human rights; learning disability; medication; medium secure; mental health; policy; nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; offender learning; physical health; physical intervention; psychopathy; risk; schizophrenia; sexual abuse; suicide; violence; working practices.
Including all our children Marshall, J.J & Irvine, L. M.November 2009services; young people; mental health; high risk; offending; evidence base
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.November 2009Attitudes to Mental Health; criminal justice; employment; equality; fatal incidents; forensic psychiatry; high secure; inspections; legislation; MAPPA; mental health services; mental welfare commission; mindfulness; observation; occupational therapy; offender learning; personality disorder; physical health; physical intervention; policy; psychiatric nursing; psychosis; recovery; risk assessment; schizophrenia; self harm; sex offenders; sexual abuse; substance misuse; violence; ward safety
Frontotemporal dementia Snowden, J. October 2009behaviour; neuropathology; genetics; cognition; physical changes; electrophysiology; neuroimaging; phenotypic variation; semantic
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.August 2009Disclosure; exercise; forensic practice; learning disabilities; legislation; long term conditions; mental health nursing; occupational therapy; offenders; patients; personality disorder; physical intervention; policy; prisons; recovery; risk assessments; schizophrenia; security; self harm; sex offenders; smoke free; stalking; treatment; violence
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Hart, R.N.May 2009Advocacy; aging population; care pathways; criminal justice; crisis prevention; ethics; legislation; mental health commission; mental health officers; toolkit; names person; nursing; nutrition; offenders; patients perspective; physical intervention; psychopathy; quality of life; research; risk; schizophrenia; self harm; sexual offenders; smoke free; stalking; stigma; suicide; treatment; trends; tribunals; violence; voluntary organisations; ward atmosphere
CEL 9 (2009) Patients remanded to hospital from courtScottish Government March 2009patients; remand; hospital; court; pre sentence; assessment; treatment; Scottish ministers
Forensic Evidence BulletinHart, R.N.February 2009Anger Management; CBT; criminal justice; critical incidents; detention; disability rights; funding; learning disabilities; legislation; mental health nurse; policy; mindfulness; offenders; PFPI; personality disorders, personality profile; physical activity; physical health; prisons; professional issues; psychosis; PTSD; quality of life; recovery; rehabilitation; risk; schizophrenia; security; self esteem; sexual offenders; smoke free; suicide intervention; telepsychiatry; tribunals
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Gration, V. November 2008Advance Statements, appeals; data protection; learning disability; mental health law; occupational therapy; personality disorder; recovery; substance misuse; violence; risk; new books
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Gration, V. August 2008Advocacy; anger; homicide; learning disability; mentally disordered offenders; mental health law; mental health nursing; recovery; security; smoking; violence and aggression
CEL 19 (2008) Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements Scottish Government April 2008MAPPA; coordinator; offenders; restricted patients; guidance
Forensic Evidence Bulletin Thompson, C. February 2008Addiction; clinical governance; data protection; learning disabilities; mental health law; mental health services; nursing; prisons; pharmacy; psychiatric education; self esteem; substance misuse; stigma; suicide; risk; violence and aggression; workforce planning
CEL 13 (2007) Guidance for Forensic ServicesScottish Government October 2007clinical governance; forensic patients; CPA; RMA; risk assessment; risk management; restricted patients; accountability
HDL (2006) 48, Forensic Mental Health Services Scottish Government July 2006health; social work; criminal justice; mentally disorder offenders
Community Services for Mental Disordered Offenders in ScotlandCommunity Services Working Group December 2005team model; risk; needs assessment; CPA; therapeutic interventions; dual diagnosis; court liaison; accommodation
The Forensic Network Nursing Workforce Milloy, S. November 2005policy; workforce; forensic; education; training
Forensic Mental Health Services & Scottish Prison Service Security Liaison Security Liaison Working Group September 2005forensic services; SPS; security; assessments; intelligence; joint working; referrals; matrix; procedures
Resolving Clinical Conflict in Scotland between Forensic Mental Health Services in ScotlandClinical Conflict Working GroupJuly 2005clinical conflict; policy; responsible commissioner; mediation; out of area transfer; patients; referral; judgement
Care Standards for Forensic Mental Health Inpatient Facilities in Scotland Care Standards Working GroupJune 2005standards; users; carers; victims; inpatients; secure care; model design; medium secure units
People with Personality Disorder PD Working GroupMay 2005personality disorder; assessment; risk; harm to others; treatment; management; services; SPS; survey; criminal justice
Scottish Development Centre - A Forensic School for Scotland, Establishing the Business CaseScottish Development CentreDecember 2004proposal; legislation; organisational; operational; values; principles; functions; developing business case
Services for Women Black, W. June 2004women; special secure services; community; criminal justice; forensic; psychiatric care; inpatients; service provision;
Learning Disability Services LD Services Working GroupJune 2004learning disability; service provision; prevalence; out of area; multi agency; risk assessment; forensic LD teams; transition services; strategic approach;
Definition of Security Levels in Psychiatric Inpatient Facilities in Scotland Security Operations Working GroupJune 2004security; levels; protocols; definition; security needs; SNAP; assessment; high; medium; low; matrix; environment; design
Matrix of Security Security Operations Working GroupJune 2004Definitions of security
Establishing a Forensic School for ScotlandThomson, L.D.G.May 2003education; training; objectives; process; research; models
Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill 2003
MEL 5 (1999) Health, Social Work and Services for Mentally Disordered OffendersScottish Government 1999health; social work; criminal justice; mentally disorder offenders; provision of services; future health services; learning disabilities

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