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“Too often our hardworking NHS staff are subjected to violence & aggression at work. It’s unacceptable. Our first everNHS Violence Reduction Strategy will tackle this head-on” Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, 31st October2018“Unbelievably around one in seven staff members say that they have experienced violence at the hands of a patient orrelative in the last 12 months” Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, 31st October 2018“We would like providers to think about how they can improve their restrictive intervention reduction programmes toimprove the quality of care for people using services.” A focus on restrictive intervention reduction programmes, CareQuality Commission 2018“Some services use overly restrictive practices because they lack understanding of the legislation.” State of Health andSocial Care CQC October 2018“We have highlighted ongoing concerns about the use of physical restraint, and in particular the wide variation in thenumber of incidents of use of physical restraint reported by providers” State of Health and Social Care CQC October 2018This conference, with an opening address from Prof Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHSEngland, will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and ensuring adherence to the2018 National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression.Benefits of attending• Network with colleagues who are working to reduce and improve the use of restrictive interventions in practice• Reflect on national developments and learning• Understand what restraint is and what it is not• Improve your skills in the anticipation, de-escalation and prevention of violence and aggression• Learn from outstanding practice as recognized by CQC in reducing restrictive interventions• Reflect on the lived experience of people who have experienced restraint and how you can work with them toimprove practice• Ensure best practice in the use of restraint, rapid tranquillisation and seclusion• Understand new legal developments including the Liberty Protection Safeguards and implications of the July 2018Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill• Understand how to develop effective post incident debriefing• Identify key strategies for reducing restraint and reducing harm from all kinds of restraint• Self-assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence• 100% of delegates at our last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague.