Tuesday, December 19, 2017

AQuA Work on Mental Health Restraint Reduction Recognised by Care Quality Commission

We’re pleased to announce that we were recently recognised by health regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our work to reduce incidences of restraint across acute mental health settings in the North West. 

In their recent best practice paper, A Focus on Restrictive Intervention Reduction Programmes in Inpatient Mental Health Services, the CQC highlight the work of North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust as part of our Health Foundation-funded REsTRAIN YOURSELF programme, alongside Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Speaking on the announcement, Paul Greenwood, Mental Health Improvement Advisor, said:

Paul Greenwood,
Mental Health Improvement Advisor
“It’s fantastic to see our work with members recognised by the CQC, and a real credit to the hard work to improve mental health services by staff at North West Boroughs and Mersey Care.

“To have two of our members identified for best practice is a great achievement both for them and the North West, and we continue to work closely with a number of our mental health Trusts to improve care for patients.”

Alongside other best practice examples from across the UK, the paper highlighted North West Borough’s work to improve governance procedures and share learning around restrictive practice across the wider organisation.

For Mersey Care, who we have also supported on mental health restraint reduction, the paper looked at how the Trust developed their No Force First programme to reduce restraint on wards, alongside improving staff sickness.

For more information about our work on Mental Health or restraint reduction, please visit our website.

Alternatively, you can contact Paul Greenwood on paul.greenwood@srft.nhs.uk or via Twitter on @PaulG_AQuA

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