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Demonstrating alternative and emerging models for reducing restraint: changing culture and practice: experiences at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Iain Harbison Project Lead Violence Reduction Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will share his experiences of developing supportive environments and skills, training and educating staff and understanding the context and developing behaviour support plans and primary preventative strategies with service users

This CPD certified conference will look at the practical implementation of the NICE guidance including in depth interactive sessions focusing on perspectives on the ban, ensuring staff are not put at risk, understanding restraint positions in terms of outcome, safety and efficacy Including alternatives to PRONE/Face Down Restraint.

NICE have released new guidance on safeguarding NHS staff from violent and aggressive patients. 

The guideline recommends that physical restraint should only be used as a last resort, once all other methods of preventing or calming the situation have failed. However, if restraint is the only course of action available, the guideline includes clear recommendations on how it should be done to ensure the safety of both staff and the individual.  Professor Tim Kendall, Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, who was also involved in developing the guideline, added: “We now want to see a culture of tolerance towards people with mental health problems, helping health and social care professionals to de-escalate difficult situations and help service users get the support they need when circumstances in the health service can make things worse. “We want to reduce the times when we restrict people who are wound up by mental health problems and placed in restrictive environments. We are recommending that every trust has a restrictive interventions reduction programme. We also want to develop a culture of learning, such that service users and professionals together can review every time we restrain or restrict a person’s freedom; and give as much attention to human rights as we do to safety.” 29th May 2015, NICE

Healthcare Conferences UK are pleased to offer staff  wishing to attend this conference or any of their other events a 20% discount which can be claimed by quoting ref: hcuk20lanc.

The conference is due to take place on 22nd September 2015 at ICO Conference Centre, London. 

Further Mental Health events of interest for mental health practitioners and those working in mental health or with a specialist interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology.


29 July 2015


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