Mental Health Programme

About the programme

The aim of the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme is to improve safety by reducing harm caused to people using mental health, learning disabilities and autism inpatient services by 2023.

Who we are working with

This programme of work will link into an ongoing improvement programme that has been delivered by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) who have been working with mental health Trusts to design and test interventions in practice. The learning from this work will inform the MH SIP as we move forward.

Main deliverables

Reduce restrictive practice in mental health, learning disabilities and autism inpatient (MHLDA) services by testing and scaling the RRP change package – as above.

  • Engage all NHS MHLDA Trusts with the programme.
  • Directly support at least 10% of wards in each NHS MHLDA Trust to utilise the RRP change package and so test and implement interventions that lead to a minimum 25% reduction in restrictive practice.
  • Support the patient safety improvement networks (mental health) to engage greater numbers of wards (or their representatives) as part of this work, including private providers, enabling access to broader learning, coaching and improvement support as required.
  • Support wards to measure the reductions in restrictive practice as part of an individual network and national picture of progress and impact.
  • Support the dissemination of improvement learning through the networks, paying particular attention to understanding the benefits, impact and outcomes of reducing restrictive practice.

How to get involved

If you would like to become part of our patient safety network for mental health, to help shape and spread our work or would like more information, please contact:

Mel Johnson, Patient Safety Collaborative Programme Manager.