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

Wed, 15 May 2024

Virtual, Online

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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

Issues around workforce retention and staffing shortages remain the greatest challenge for the mental health sector…Understaffing can affect the safety of patients and staff, with a lack of therapeutic interventions leading to an increased risk of violence and aggression on the wards… We have also seen the effect of staffing shortages on services’ ability to follow least restrictive practices.

Care Quality Commission 2022

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

Speakers include:

Mr Eric Baskind

Visiting Research Fellow
Oxford Brookes University

Ms Sarah Rae

Co-founder of PROMISE Expert-by-Experience
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Pete Stevens

Programme Manager - Mental Health
Mental Health Inpatients
Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network

Dr Noir Thomas

Executive Medical Director and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
Medical
Mersey Care NHS 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  

Enquire

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

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Virtual Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Virtual Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

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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