CQC Interim report: Review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation

The CQC has published a report which gives the interim findings from their review of the use of restrictive interventions in places that provide care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism.

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, asked CQC at the end of 2018 to look at the use of restrictive interventions. In this interim report they focus on the treatment of 39 people who are cared for in segregation on a learning disability ward or a mental health ward for children and young people.

The interim report shares their key findings from the visits they have undertaken so far, and focuses exclusively on the experience of those people cared for in segregation on a mental health ward for children and young people or on a ward for people with a learning disability and/or autism. In the report they make a number of recommendations for the health and care system, as well as for CQC itself.

The next phase of the review will look at the use of restrictive practices in a wider group of settings, including low secure and rehabilitation mental health wards and adult social care services. The CQC will make further recommendations to the Department of Health and Social Care and the wider system in their full report in March 2020.

Read the news story and download the full report from the CQC website.