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NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course is from NHS Health Education England. It is sometimes necessary to restrain a person lacking mental capacity in their best interests, to prevent harm to them. The MCA sets out the framework for making best interests decisions about restraint in a way that protects the person's rights and provides protection from liability when the person cannot consent to the proposed actions. In some circumstances, the care plan for such people might be so restrictive that it amounts to depriving them of their liberty. Deprivation of liberty is not included in the 'general defence' (sometimes called the 'general authority') given by the wider MCA, even for restraint: any such restraint must not amount to deprivation of liberty unless it is separately authorised. Hence restraint and deprivation of liberty are inevitably linked, and practitioners must understand clearly how to use them.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Explain what is included in the MCA definition of restraint, and the extra best interests conditions that must apply for use of restraint to be protected from liability

Relate use of restraint to the MCA statutory principles

Give examples of ways to reduce the use of restraint in practical situations

Describe the relationship of restraint to deprivation of liberty

Record restraint accurately and transparently, within a framework ensuring timely on-going reviews of its necessity and proportionality