National Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme Launch

10/05/2021 1:30 pm to 10/05/2021 4:30 pm

Event Details

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Topic: Bringing the success from the National Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative to every Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust in England.

Please join us to hear about how you can support your organisation to become a safer place for both the people who receive care and for your staff.

Our ambition is to support you to reduce restrictive practice in every inpatient service across Mental Health and Learning Disability services in England. Our national programme has already demonstrated that it is possible to significantly reduce restrictive practices in our wards.

We invite you to come and hear about the national work we have done so far to deliver the National Patient Safety Strategy for Mental Health. We will share how our staff and people who use services have worked together to reduce restrictive practice and to consider how you can start and/or build on the work that your organisations are doing to reduce restrictive practice.

This work uses a systematic approach to quality improvement, with staff and people who use services working collaboratively to achieve our aim.  This fully funded NHSE/I programme will be support you through your local AHSN network and the national MH quality improvement programme.

The virtual meeting link (Microsoft Teams) will be sent out to all registered delegates shortly before the event.

This virtual event will be of particular interest to Chief Executives, Chairs of MH and Ld Trusts and NEDs with responsibilities for quality and safety, Directors of Nursing, Medical Directors, Heads of Governance, QI leads, Nurses, Managers, ward based staff, as well as Patient safety Specialists and Experts by lived experience.


Learning points

You will find out:

  • how we successfully achieved a 15% reduction in restrictive practice in participating mental health and learning disability services through our programme’s systematic quality improvement approach.
  • how the programme has been making a real difference to the healthcare experience for both patients and their families and carers.
  • how you can build upon the success of this programme in your own organisation in support of national scale-up and spread with the help of colleagues from the Patient Safety Collaboratives and the Mental Health Patient Safety Networks.


Key speakers

  • Dr Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Aji Lewis is the mother of Olaseni Lewis who died in 2010 soon after he was restrained by police officers at a London Hospital. Aji is working to embed “Seni’s Law” in all Mental Health Units across the UK
  • Dr Helen Smith, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and National Clinical Director for the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme
  • Dr Amar Shar, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief Quality Officer at East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Kevin Cleary, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals and Lead for Mental Health, Care Quality Commission