Mental Health Act: A focus on restrictive intervention reduction programmes in inpatient mental health services

Care Quality Commission, December 2017

This resource shares examples of good practice around reducing the use of restrictive practices. These practices include the use of restraint, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation. They also include wider practices: for example, preventing a patient from accessing outdoor space.

Click here to view the resource.


Patient safety alert – The importance of checking vital signs during and after restrictive interventions/manual restraint

NHS England, December 2015

A patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England to raise awareness of the importance of taking, recording and responding to vital signs where restraint has been used to manage a person’s behaviour if they are at risk to themselves or others.

Click here for further information and to download the guidance.