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Control And Restraint Techniques

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the results of the review by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence of the control and restraint techniques used in health settings will be (a) complete and (b) put into practice. [109316]

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care to develop a clinical guideline on the short term management of disturbed (violent) service users in adult inpatient psychiatric settings. The guideline will cover, among other areas, the use of physical restraint. The guideline is expected to be complete by August 2004. Clinicians are expected to take NICE guidance fully into account once it is published.