NAPICU position on the monitoring, regulation and recording of the extra care area, seclusion and long-term segregation use

The UK Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice Updated 2015 seeks to provide clarity on seclusion, yet it also raises questions.

We are therefore pleased to share this very helpful summary by the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU). It helps us understand Seclusion, Extra Care Areas and Long Term Segregation and the levels of monitoring required for each, in the context of the Act.

The NAPICU policy statement seeks to answer common questions about the Act, including:

  • The definition of seclusion not involving a patient locked alone in a room
  • The point at which seclusion monitoring would begin in the absence of a seclusion room with a locked door
  • An understanding of long-term segregation and its interface with seclusion monitoring

The four-page document communicates NAPICU's position on six key areas:

1. Traditional Seclusion

2. Use of an Extra Care Area (ECA)

3. Long Term Segregation

4. Where Traditional Seclusion and ECA are used in combination

5. Recording and Monitoring

6. Organisational Monitoring

 

A guidance video is also available.

 

Click here for the NAPICU position on the monitoring, regulation and recording of the extra care area, seclusion and long-term segregation use in the context of the Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice (2015)

 

 


Posted by Maybo on September 27, 2016

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