The state of health care and adult social care in England 2016/17
The Care Quality Commission announced this week that 'More than three years after publication of the Department of Health’s guidance ‘Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions’, we are concerned about the very wide variation between services in how frequently staff use physical restraint in response to challenging behaviour. We have also found a number of instances where staff were not recording all incidents of restraint and not documenting or recording seclusion or long-term segregation as required by the Mental Health Act Code of Practice. We are committed to improving how we assess the use of restrictive interventions. In future, we will pay much closer attention to whether services have in place an active programme to reduce and minimise the use of restrictive interventions; and the extent to which they are able to demonstrate the impact of this programme.'
Further information can be found here The state of healthcare and adult socialcare in England2016/17
Future conferences of interest:
Violence and aggression: short-term management of violent and physically threatening behaviour among adults, children and young people with a mental health problem
Monday 13 November
De Vere West One Conference Centre