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

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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

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

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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