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Conference 2015: Workshop Presentations

Fiona Jones, University of Central Lancashire/Community Futures.
Every man for himself – REsTRAIN YOURSELF. A personal perspective of experiences of restraint and coercive practice, and the impact these had, leading to how specific strategies employed in the ReSTRAIN YOURSELF project are being used to significantly reduce the use of restraint.

Stephen Davidson. Restraint Reduction Lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust.
Developing and implementing a restraint reduction plan. Sharing experiences and cultural and organisational changes made within a Trust that had previously been nationally reported as a high user of restraint.

James Ridley. Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University.
The future of restrictive practices for people with learning disabilities and dementia. Examining the implications related to the use of restrictive practices with this under-reported group.

Kym Shorthouse. Lead Training Advisor in Physical Interventions, Plymouth Community Healthcare.
Implementing Department of Health guidance. How implementing a reduction in restrictive practice has impacted the training delivered to staff working on high-risk mental health wards.

Becs Gratton, Managing Director of Specialist Adult Services & Sue Hatton, Autism Advisor, Embrace.
The importance of being autism intelligent. Showing how equipping staff to ‘Think Autism’ and being person-centred has taken on a new meaning and resulted in the use of restraints being reduced for the people in Embrace’s adult specialist services.

Steve Garvey. Patient Handling Trainer, Worcestershire NHS Trust.
Ensuring harmony, not harm. Exploring measures aimed at reducing the use of restraint, within Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, including the introduction of MAPA Ambassadors to help promote MAPA principles and values.

Roy Deveau. Honorary Research Associate, Tizard Centre, University of Kent.
Practice Leadership and Reducing Restrictive Practices. Examining the implementation of Department of Health policy in organisational context, frontline-practice leadership and getting results for both service users and staff.

Isabelle Latham. Senior Lecturer, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester.
Creating positive organisational cultures. Referring to the latest research within dementia care, the workshop will examine the influence of organisational culture and the implementation of person-centred care on the experiences of those living with advanced dementia and complex needs.

Dave Riley. Mental Health Nurse. Iris Benson. Expert by experience, Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Restraint reduction programmes – Celebrating success and meeting challenges. Looking at the highs and occasional lows of Mersey Care’s ‘No Force First’ restraint reduction programme, exploring the strategies used to make success contagious and overcome resistance.

Kevin McKenna. Lecturer, Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Developing a national seclusion and restraint reduction strategy: Considerations and Challenges. Acknowledging the shift towards more enlightened collaborative service user engagement there remains a lack of high quality research evidence and guidance as to what constitutes best practice. This workshop will examine the challenges that remain for those charged with formulating strategies that have a tangible chance of improving the safety and quality of the care experience.

Ian Hulatt. Professional Lead for Mental Health, Royal College of Nursing.
Restrictive interventions: What have four national events taught the RCN? An informal presentation of the themes that have emerged following the RCN’s forensic forums ‘roadshow’ events around the UK. It will provide an opportunity to discuss issues raised and consider the implications for nursing practice.

Sheila Dixon, Head of Mental Health & Stuart Guy, Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing, University of Wolverhampton.
Creating restraint-free environments: Enhancing and Extending MAPA. Highlighting how the BSc/Diploma/Certificate in Health and Social Care (Restraint Reduction) at the University of Wolverhampton works towards equipping practitioners to develop restraint-free environments.

Hannah Gethin, Management Violence & Aggression Training Lead & Hannah Pile, Practice Educator (Clinical Skills). Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Implementing a restraint reduction and patient safety programme. Exploring strategies and discussing the progress made and barriers encountered in implementing the programme using the Institute of Health Improvement Methodology.

Dr Zoe Whitaker, Clinical Psychologist, St Andrews Healthcare.
Realising positive and proactive care in a secure setting: Setting standards for care plans and auditing. Describing the development of a set of standards that are based upon the key recommendations contained in the Department of Health’s Positive and Proactive Care Guidance.