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This virtual conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and the Care Quality Commission Progress Report on Restraint, segregation and seclusion review. The conference will also delegates on practical steps to reduce restrictive practice, implement the CQC recommendations, and bring you up to date on legal developments including the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act.
““We are concerned that poor understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and issues with the management of DoLS are contributing to the overuse of restrictive practices. We have seen restrictions put in place without considering whether less restrictive options are available in line with the Act.””
Care Quality Commission, The state of health care and adult social care in England 2022/23 October 2023
Nobody wants to receive care or work on a ward with high levels of restrictive practice, they are stressful and unpleasant places for everyone to be.
Dr Helen Smith, Consultant psychiatrist and Clinical Advisor to the mental health safety improvement programme NHS England March 2023
Issues around workforce retention and staffing shortages remain the greatest challenge for the mental health sector…Understaffing can affect the safety of patients and staff, with a lack of therapeutic interventions leading to an increased risk of violence and aggression on the wards… We have also seen the effect of staffing shortages on services’ ability to follow least restrictive practices.
Care Quality Commission 2022
Restrictive interventions are often a major contribution to delaying recovery, and have been linked with causing serious trauma, both physical and psychological, to people who use services and to staff…A number of recent studies have shown that it is possible to achieve significant reductions in the use of restrictive interventions.
NHS England 2022
This conference will enable you to:
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
Understand how to engage people to reduce anxiety and improve coping strategies
Update your knowledge national developments including the recommendations from the CQC Progress Report on Restraint, segregation and seclusion review
Understand what restraint is and what it is not
Improve your skills in the anticipation, de-escalation and prevention of violence and aggression
Develop a quality improvement approach to reducing violence in your service
Understand how to work in partnership with police, and the police role in restraint
Work with people with lived experience to better train and educate frontline staff
Understand new legal developments including the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act and Liberty Protection Safeguards
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
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
100% of delegates at our last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague