Royal College of Nursing (RCN) -
As part of the programme of actions set out in Transforming Care: a national response to Winterbourne View Hospital the RCN was commissioned by the Department of Health to lead a review and develop new guidance on the use of positive behaviour support (PBS) and the minimisation of restrictive practices across health and adult social care. This consultation and draft guidance which has been developed in conjunction with a range of professionals, patients, service users, their families and carers is the result of that initial review. The RCN is seeking further views to help it strengthen and refine the proposed guidance, including particularly ensuring ways that the rights of individuals and their families can be promoted and examples of best practice in PBS and de-escalation techniques. The consultation closes on 13th February 2014.