CQC to look at use of restrictive interventions
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has asked Care Quality Commission (CQC) to review the use of restrictive interventions in settings that provide inpatient and residential care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism.
The review will look at the factors that lead to people being subject to restraint, prolonged seclusion or segregation, and will assess the extent to which services follow best practice in minimising the need to use force.
The experience and perspective of the people affected by these practices, either as a patient or as a carer, will be central to this work.
CQC will publish our interim findings in May 2019, with a full report by March 2020.
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