Mental health professionals restraining Sheffield Mental Health Trust's Professor Tim Kendall
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Face-down restraint ban considered

Mental health services in England could be banned from using face-down restraint, and many are training their staff to resolve issues without physical intervention.

Research by the charity Mind says many mental health trusts no longer use face-down restraint because it is considered dangerous and traumatic, but some trusts still use the procedure two or three times a day.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 18 Jun 2013
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