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Lancashire & South Cumbria FT: Collaborating to Reduce Restrictive Practices

Delivering person-centred care within a therapeutic environment is key to contemporary mental health services. As such, LSCft identified the need to focus on reducing restrictive practices (RRP) to ensure service users experienced compassionate and safe care. An RRP Strategy and QI Collaborative was launched. Working collaboratively with service users, the Ward MDTs, RRP and QI Teams, achieved a 49 per cent decrease in restrictive practices (restraint, seclusion and rapid tranquillisation), across all wards. Executive sponsorship and developing policy, practice and training to support RRP has been key in upskilling staff and moving to a least restrictive culture.

The judges felt this winning project is a shining light in the sector and should be shared to the world.

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