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Health Topic:   Mental health and behavioural conditions
Guidance:   Violence
Description:   The summary of the published clinical guideline on Violence. It links to the published guidance and key documents.

NICE implementation uptake reports

Implementation uptake report Assessment Published Date Coverage

External literature

External literature Assessment Coverage

Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research and Training Unit (2007) Healthcare Commission National Audit of Violence 2006-7 Final Report - Working age adult services London: Royal College of Psychiatrists:

Description: A national audit of acute wards in 69 NHS and independent sector mental health organisations. The audit found clear evidence that the majority of services are now adopting proactive and preventative strategies to tackling violence in inpatient services.

Practice appears to be in line with guidance National

Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research and Training Unit (2007) Healthcare Commission National Audit of Violence 2006-7 Final Report - older people's services London: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Description: A national audit of older people's wards in 69 NHS and independent sector mental health organisations. Staff in older people's services were less likely to have been trained than in services for working age adults. 80% of nurses were involved in managing incidents, only 66% of those had received the recommended training.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice National

Royal College of Psychiatrists (2009) National Report for Working Age Acute Wards July 2007-July 2009

Description: Data was provided for the report by 112 wards with established Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) who completed their audit in 2007 and 2008. 82% of wards were able to demonstrate that qualified staff are developing the necessary skills to provide a repetoire of basic psychological interventions in line with NICE guidance.

Practice appears to be in line with guidance National

Talukdar, R. et al (2013) Rapid tranquillisation for agitation and aggression: Characteristics and monitoring of intramuscular use in a general adult acute inpatient population European Psychiatry. Volume 28, Supplement 1, 2013 - Abstracts of the 21st European Congress of Psychiatry

Description: This study assessed the monitoring of intramuscular (IM) medication use in an inpatient population, in the context of the Sheffield Rapid Tranquillisation (RT) protocol. 30 patients who had been administered IM RT were identified from 639 discharges from four acute inpatient wards in Sheffield from April 2011 to April 2012. Findings show physical observations (including blood pressure, pulse, temperature) were monitored and recorded in only 13 (43.3%) cases.

Practice appears not to be in line with guidance Local

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