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.

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Positive and proactive care: reducing the need for restrictive intervention

NHS Confederation, September 2014

The Department of Health has launched guidance aimed at promoting the development of therapeutic environments and minimising all forms of restrictive practices so they are only used as a last resort. This briefing, produced in collaboration with the Care Quality Commission, provides a summary of the guidance, highlighting what it means for providers in practice.

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