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Reducing and improving the use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice: Managing Acute Disturbance, Violence and Aggression

Tuesday 11 Oct 2022


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Find out more about virtual attendance

This virtual conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and the March 2022 Care Quality Commission Progress Report on Restraint, segregation and seclusion review. The recent report found that not enough progress has been made in reducing the use of restraint and stated that none of the CQC recommendations from Out of sight – who cares? (2020) have been fully achieved.  The conference will also update delegates on practical steps to reduce restrictive practice, implement the CQC recommendations, and bring you up to date on legal developments including the December 2021 Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act.

“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 March 2022

“There must be renewed attempts to reduce restrictive practice by all health and social care providers, commissioners and others. We have seen too many examples of inappropriate restrictions that could have been avoided. We know in absolute emergencies this may be necessary, but we want to be clear – it should not be seen as a way to care for someone.”

Care Quality Commission March 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 during Covid-19
  • Update your knowledge national developments including the recommendations from the 2022 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

Chair and Speakers Include:

Eric Baskind

Consultant and expert witness in the use of force and physical interventions, Research Fellow
Oxford Brookes University

Dr Noir Thomas

Executive Medical Director and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dave Jones

Nurse Consultant for Assessment, Management and Treatment of Violence
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


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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