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Like-minded organisations in pursuit of restraint-free services

Conference 2015: Keynote Speakers

 Alison Holt Alison Holt. Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC.
Conference Chair.
 Joy Duxbury(crop) Professor Joy Duxbury. Chair of the Restraint Reduction Network and Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire.
Welcoming address.
 Kevin Huckshorn Kevin Ann Huckshorn. Former Director of State for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the State of Delaware.
Six core strategies. Kevin will discuss the approach and implementation of the Six Core Strategies to Reduce the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Planning Tool she helped develop.
Iris Benson. Expert by Experience, Mersey Care NHS Trust.
My Journey. A ‘from the heart’ account of her own experiences of mental illness and restraint, showing how a future both with and without symptoms is possible.
 Hazel Watson Hazel Watson. Head of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing at NHS England.
Reducing restrictive practice – Policy into system delivery. An examination of how reducing restrictive interventions is forming a crucial part of NHS England’s transformation of Mental Health and Learning Disability services.
 Christine Jones Commander Christine Jones. Metropolitan Police and National Police Chiefs Council Lead on Mental Health.
(Keynote topic TBC)
Marie Lovell Marie Lovell. Project Manager at Skills for Care.
That doesn’t happen in social care. Looking at restrictive practices in social care, including those that happen by accident or de-facto restrictions, and examining how greater awareness and environmental changes can reduce these.
 Michael Nunno Michael Nunno. Senior Extension Associate at the Brofenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Addressing organisational toxicity in children’s treatment facilities. Looking at organisational elements that can breed and reinforce a culture of aggression, fear and maltreatment and discussing ‘inoculators’ that protect against the toxicity that sustains these conditions.
 Lynne Phair (crop) Lynne Phair. Independent Consultant Nurse and Expert Witness.
Leadership, restraint reduction, the culture of care and Safeguarding. Examining how positive leadership has direct implications on reducing the use of restrictive practices, by examining how leaders mould the culture of care and uphold the six principles of adult safeguarding as enshrined in the Care Act 2014.
 Paul Greenwood Paul Greenwood. Improvement Advisor/Project Manager at Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA).
REsTRAIN YOURSELF. Implementing the six core Restraint Reduction strategies with acute mental health in-patient wards across the North West of England.
 Sam Karim Sam Karim. Barrister at the Kings Chambers.
The legal aspects of restraint. Exploring the legal principles of restraint across all sectors.
 Fintan Sheerin (crop) Fintan Sheerin. Lecturer in Intellectual Disability Nursing at Trinity College, Dublin.
Engagement and solidarity: Averting crises and restraint. Examining the importance of engagement as a basis for communication, arguing that many crises and instances of restraint use reflect a failure to avert negative behavioural patterns on the part of both service providers and users.
Roger Almvik Roger Almvik. Research Director at St Olav’s University Hospital/Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Risk assessment made easy – The Broset Violence Checklist. A reflection on the basic underlying principles of violence risk assessment, developing an awareness of the Broset Violence Checklist in the assessment of imminent violence.
Guy Cross. Policy Lead: Positive & Safe, Department of Health.
Reducing the use of restrictive interventions: Past, present and future. Considering the challenges and progress in implementing Positive and Proactive Care over the last 18 months, and setting out the next steps for reducing the use of restrictive interventions.
 Please note that this is a complex itinerary and could change prior to the event.