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Reducing and Improving the Use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice

Monday 4 Nov 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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This conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and ensuring adherence to the National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression.

“Work is already underway to reduce restrictive practice (restraint, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation) by a third by April 2020.”

NHS Patient Safety Strategy July 2019

The Care Quality Commission announced they are to review the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism. The review has been commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock. The CQC has taken forward this work and reported on interim findings in May 2019, with a full report by March 2020. 

“We would like providers to think about how they can improve their restrictive intervention reduction programmes to improve the quality of care for people using services.”

A focus on restrictive intervention reduction programmes, Care Quality Commission

Benefits of attending:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce and improve the use of restrictive interventions in practice
  • Reflect on the lived experience of people who have experienced restraint and how you can work with them to improve practice
  • Update your knowledge national developments and learning including the findings from the Care Quality Commission review
  • Understand what restraint is and what it is not
  • Improve your skills in the anticipation, de-escalation and prevention of violence and aggression
  • Learn from outstanding practice as recognized by CQC in reducing restrictive interventions
  • Implement the 2019 National Training Standards to improve training in supporting people in distress: Certification of compliance with these standards will be a requirement in NHS commissioned and CQC regulated services from April 2020
  • Ensure best practice in the use of restraint including mechanical restraint, rapid tranquillisation and seclusion
  • Understand new legal developments including the Liberty Protection Safeguards and implications of the 2019 Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act
  • Understand how to develop effective post incident debriefing
  • Identify key strategies for reducing restraint and reducing harm from all kinds of restraint
  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague

Chair and Speakers Include:

Eric Baskind

Senior Lecturer in Law, Consultant and Expert Witness in Violence Reduction and the Safer Use of Force
Liverpool John Moore’s University

Dr Anthony Bleetman

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Specialist Committee Member, Violence and Aggression National Quality Standard, NICE and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor University of Warwick Medical School

Rachel Griffiths MBE

Consultant, Mental Capacity Act and Human Rights

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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