Our impact

Since its inception in 2018, participating wards have had numerous success stories.

Wards have been testing over 300 change ideas since the Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative started and by February 2020 those ideas resulted in 24 out of 38 wards seeing reductions ranging from 25% to 100% in one or more measure of restrictive practice (number of physical restraints, seclusions and rapid tranquillisation episodes).

Over 18 months, there has been a 15% reduction in the overall use of restrictive practices among the 38 wards participating in the Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative.

Article in British Journal of Healthcare Management

Read the following article, written by the QI team, and published in May 2022:

Amar Shah, Tom Ayers, Emily Cannon, Saiqa Akhtar, Kate Lorrimer, Matthew Milarski, Laura-Louise Arundell. The mental health safety improvement programme: a national quality improvement collaborative to reduce restrictive practice in England. British Journal of Healthcare Management. Published Online: 6 May 2022. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2021.0159.

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