Training Needs Analysis

    For health and care providers commissioning RRN approved training that includes a restrictive intervention component

    This tool is designed to help organisations in health and social care requiring training that includes a restrictive intervention component to identify and communicate their training needs to inform programme design and delivery. 

    In accordance with the RRN Training Standards, training that includes a restrictive intervention component must be based on a training needs analysis (TNA) which must be completed by the commissioning organisation before the programme is developed and delivered.

    The information provided should be risk and needs based and informed by data and consultation with stakeholders. Organisations should to continue to monitor risk and needs to ensure training remains fit for purpose.

    The RRN Training Standards state:

    • The TNA must include the current needs and risks posed to everyone based on current evidence and the past two years of incident data. It must be authorised by someone in the commissioning organisation who holds responsibility for restrictive intervention governance and reduction. (Standard 1.1.1)
    • The TNA must consider the training needs and risks posed to all staff who may come into regular contact with distressed people or challenging situations.­ (Standard 1.1.1)
    • Any data relating to specific individuals must be in an anonymised form. (Standard 1.1.2)
    • The commissioning organisation must have the appropriate level of immediate life support training. This should be in accordance with the guidelines of the Resuscitation Council UK for immediate life support. (Standard 1.1.3)
    • The curriculum must take account of elevated risks to populations and individuals (Standard 1.1.4)
    • Any and all restrictive interventions must take into account any known factors that may cause an elevated risk of harm at population and local service level, and arrangements must be in place to ensure that any known risks are considered at the individual level. An anonymised summary of information must be received as part of the TNA. (Standard 1.1.4)
    • The training provider must receive the TNA from the commissioning organisation in sufficient time so that training can be tailored appropriately and all the requirements in standards (section 1) can be met.  (Standard 1.1.5)