Exclusive: Mental health nurse leads successful drive to reduce use of restraint

A Yorkshire trust is leading the way nationally in eliminating face down restraint from its inpatient wards, following the introduction of nurse-led training for all staff that focuses on defusing difficult situations. The latest figures released by NHS Benchmarking show Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust has the lowest level of face down restraint use across England and Wales. “It has been absolutely one of the best things I have done in my nursing career” Kim Parker Kim Parker, senior nurse [...]