University of Bristol: LeDeR Programme: Progress update

The questions raised in the House of Commons on 8 May and the corresponding answers, suggested the publication date of the report had been decided by the LeDeR team at the University of Bristol. This was not the case. All communication about the report, prior to and subsequent to its publication, was directed by NHS England, as was the date of its publication.

The number of completed reviews prior to November 2017 was limited as is evidenced in the report. Over recent months the number of completed reviews has been increasing. In April we received 55 completed mortality review reports. We are now starting to collect more evidence about the impact of the review process – notably actions that are being taken locally as a result of the mortality reviews.

Read the full statement here.

BILD publication: Person centred restraint reduction: planning and action

Developing individual restrictive practice reduction plans: a guide for practice leaders

Roy Deveau and Sarah Leitch

There are plenty of resources available to support organisations to implement successful restraint reduction strategies but only limited guidance available to help teams develop individual reduction plans.

This guide complements organisational resources and will be of use in services where people have restrictions placed upon them by those paid to support them. Some restrictions are, of course, necessary to keep vulnerable people safe, but there should always be a plan of how they can be reduced and restrictions should always be open to question.

However, a commitment to reduction is not enough – ideas need to be turned into actions. This book is for practice leaders who can support colleagues to develop person centred reduction plans and make changes that have direct impact on people’s lives.

The guide can be purchased from BILD.