Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The Devon Partnership NHS Trust has indicated that the changes in the training and the positive attitude we have instilled through this has provided a conclusive positive impact.

Email received from Paul Keedwell RMN. BSc (Hons) Health Studies Executive Director
of Nursing and Practice (Honorary Associate Professor, University of Exeter Medical
School. Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Tuesday 26th March 2019.

The Devon Partnership NHS Trust has indicated a considerable reduction in the prone
restraint as figures are down by 51%, rapid tranquilisation are down by 14% and the
use of seclusion down by 52% in the last two years since Ethical Care took over this
contractual service and the need for restraint over this two year period has actually
increased by 12%, although it is difficult to say categorically the ECC&R training is the
only factor we can infer that the changes in the training and the positive attitude we
have instilled through this has provided a conclusive positive impact.

Figures taken from 01/03/2017 to 28/02/2019 Devon Partnership NHS Trust.