Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd February 2018.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of physical restraint were recorded on the Mental Health Services Data Set in each of the last years; and how many of those instances were recorded as an inappropriate use of physical restraint.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The total number of physical restrictive interventions collected in the Mental Health Services Data Set in 2016/17 is 53,188. This figure is taken from the first publication of annual figures on the use of restrictive interventions in inpatient mental health, learning disabilities and autism services.

This is the first publication of this data and there are potential issues about which NHS Digital is making further assessment of the quality and completeness of these experimental statistics following this publication.

Data on the inappropriate use of restraint is not collected.

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