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Safeguarding NHS staff from violent and aggressive patients

Professor Peter Tyrer Chair Guideline Development Group, Violence and aggression at NICE spoke at today’s Reducing the use of restrictive interventions conference on:

  • safeguarding NHS staff from violent and aggressive patients
  • ensuring physical restraint is used as a last resort only
  • changing the focus from managing to prevention and de-escalation
  • implementing the NICE guideline in practice: progress a year on

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In his presentation Professor Peter Tyrer Stated: 

"Expanding the guidelines to include children, adolescents and community settings"

"CAMHS should be trained in management of violence and aggression"

"Advance decisions are a legally binding contract"

"Reducing restrictive interventions is critical and help reduce the money in the NHS"

"Everyone is obsessed with risk and not taking into account individual needs"

Professor Peter Tyrer’s biography

Peter Tyrer has been Professor of Community Psychiatry in the Centre of Mental Health at Imperial College since 1991. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Faculty of Public Health, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (also an Honorary Fellow), and of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He also is Chair of the Working Group for the ICD-11 revision of the classification of personality disorders, which promotes a radical new view of the subject that should help to destigmatise personality disorder as a negative image of untreatability. He has chaired three NICE guidelines, the latest on the management of violence and aggression published in May 2015. He is also very interested in environmental interventions to reduce mental illness and is the chair of a registered charity, NIDUS-UK, which promotes nidotherapy, the systematic manipulation of the environment to make a better fit between patient and setting, which is now used in five countries.  Violence in NHS settings is unfortunately increasing and our latest guideline attempts to reverse this.

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Download: Professor Peter Tyrer Full Presentation

19 April 2016


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