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When the NHS develops new approaches to healthcare discovering a flaw down the line can come at great cost. So why don’t we iron out the issues at the outset? And shouldn’t the people at the sharp end – staff and patients – tells us how it should be done?
The Care Quality Commission, as part of their on-going commitment to reducing restrictive practice, have included Mersey Care in their latest guidance as an example of a provider with a comprehensive and wide ranging plan to address this key issue.
We help the Health Foundation answer the question ‘How safe is our care?’ by discussing our DASA framework for measuring and monitoring instances of patient aggression, to improve patient and staff safety and bring about constructive change.
In her new role, Jennifer is responsible with Perfect care colleagues for developing quality improvement solutions to support teams to develop and implement the organisational key priorities and to ensure we continue to be a leading organisation in the fields of:
1. Zero suicide
2. Reduced Restrictive Practice
3. Improved Physical Health
4. Just and Learning Culture.
The award for ‘No Force First’ at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards is continuing its tour of inpatient units around the trust in recognition of the fantastic work being undertaken to reduce the use of restrictive interventions.
Mersey Care have participated in a research report titled: 'National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness' which was the first of its kind - looking to find the common themes in the lives of young people (aged under 25 in England and Wales) who die by suicide.
The Transition between Mental Health Settings Conference to be held on Monday 5th February 2018, will focus on the implementation of the NICE Quality Standard for Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings.
Latest data collated through the Centre for Perfect Care has revealed that Mersey Care’s in-patient areas have seen an overall reduction of 37% in the use of physical intervention since April 2016, up to and including August 2017.
Our DASA (Dynamic appraisal of Situational Aggression) study team provide an update on how they are developing and testing their research within new settings. As well as publicising their findings to help improve and support other mental health/wellbeing services and teams.
Almost 100 staff, service users and carers attended a joint Trust and University of Liverpool Research Collaboration event at the Quaker Meeting House on 1 June. Delegates heard updates on some of the joint work which is supporting the trust priorities of No Force First, Zero Suicide and Physical Health along with a service user and carer lead piece of research looking at Perceptions and Understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder in Community Teams.
The Centre for Perfect Care were delighted with the announcement this week that our restrictive intervention reduction programme, No Force First, has been nominated in the ‘Mental Health’ category at the 2017 Patient Safety Awards.
The progress being made towards one of our Perfect Care priorities continues week commencing 20th March as the comprehensive ‘Guide to reduce restrictive practices in mental health services’ arrive on our inpatient units.
Through a partnership between Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University an exciting research study is about to commence to test a piece of digital technology which has the potential to support independent living for a variety of people.