Research by the mental health charity Mind has revealed figures showing the extent to which face-down restraint is used in some trusts. The government is considering a ban on the use of this method of restraint in English mental health hospitals.
Easton, M. (2013). ‘Excessive’ use of face-down restraint in mental health hospitals. London: BBC Health News, June 18th 2013.
This relates to:
Mental health crisis care: physical restraint in crisis. A report on physical restraint in hospital settings in England. London: MIND, June 2013.
See also the NHS Choices commentary:
Charity calls for ban of ‘face-down restraint’. London: NHS Choices, June 19th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].
September 2016 Update
Holt, A. [and] May, C. for Victoria Derbyshire Programme (2016). Face-down restraint continuing in NHS mental health wards. London: BBC Health News, September 21st 2016.