Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
QI Reducing restrictive practice

Our Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative (RRP) aimed to reduce restrictive practice by one third in participating wards. All wards in the Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative measured the following types of restrictive practices, as defined in the operational definitions poster:

  • Restraint – to prevent, restrict or subdue movement of the body, or part of the body of another person
  • Seclusion – confinement in a room or physical space
  • Rapid tranquillisation – use of sedative medication by injection.

We produced a resource booklet, detailing what we learnt from the collaborative as well as the roles and resources that made successful quality improvement projects that reduced the use of restrictive practices.

The booklet can be viewed online as an interactive resource and it is also available for download.

The resources on these webpages are free to use. We only ask that you acknowledge the author and source to whatever you download or copy from this website. 

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