Consultation guide: New service specifications for Adult Meduim and Low Secure Mental Health Services

Closed 11 May 2017

Opened 10 Feb 2017


Following a three month consultation on two service specifications for the Adult Secure Low and Medium Mental Health Services, NHS England has now published the consultation outcome report.

Adult Secure Specifications Consultation Outcome Report

NHS England has launched a consultation on the two new service specifications (and two separate appendices) for the Adult Secure Low and Medium Mental Health Services

These specifications have been developed and tested with the support of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has ensured that the views of stakeholders have informed the development throughout the process.

To support the engagement of the consultation NHS England are:

  • Hosting two webinars: Wednesday 15th March - 10am-11am | Register here for this webinarWednesday 22nd March - 1.30pm - 2.30pm | Register here for this webinar
  • A national face to face event aimed at clinicians, providers, local CCGs and Local Authority commissioners, Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service and Department of Health. This event will be held on Tuesday 14 March 2017 at Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London SE1 6NX. To register please email

In partnership with Rethink we have organised two Forensic Carer Events on the:

  1. Tuesday 14 February, 10am - 4.00pmLondon,  Etc.venues, 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ (see here for directions)
  2. Tuesday 21 February, 10am - 4.00pm – Manchester, The Studio Manchester, The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN (see here for directions)

Please register your attendance for any of these events by emailing:

Attendance is free for carers and their supporters and lunch is provided. Travel expenses are paid in line with NHS England's expenses policy.

In addition to these two events Rethink, through the Adult Secure Service User Recovery and Outcome Groups, will be hosting events throughout March 2017, aimed at secure service users and staff, in different geographical locations throughout England.

The closing date for responses to the consultation is 11 May 2017.


  • Mental health trusts
  • Tribunal service
  • Strategic clinical networks (SCNs)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Health Education England
  • Monitor
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health and Wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch (national and local)
  • Charities
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • Royal Colleges
  • Service providers
  • Social care providers
  • Carers
  • Service users


  • Specialised commissioning
  • Public