Patient Focused! is a 3-day course accredited by the British Institute of Professional Photography. Students who pass the assessment on Day 3 will be eligible to apply for licentiate membership of British Institute of Professional Photography which awards the “LBIPP” post-nominal.
Each Patient Focused! course is conducted by experienced photographers and doctors. The course attracts 18 CPD points via the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in London and are approximately 50% theory and 50% practical. Patient Focused! courses cover ethical and legal issues such as consent, confidentiality, data protection and GMC guidelines.
Patient Focused! provides all equipment. Using Nikon D3400 SLR cameras with the settings in “manual”. Make-up artists reproduce injuries such as erythema, bruises, scars and abrasions by using fake blood, skin wax and make-up: candidates practise on each other for this!
There is a maximum of 12 students per course with much of the practical work involving pairing-up to help with learning. If you require a bespoke training course at a specific venue and date, Patient Focused! will be happy to discuss this: please contact Patient Focused! at email@example.com for further details.
NB: Special offer of £450 per course from 1st March 2018.
This one-day conference will bring together leading authorities from the NHS, Police, Courts, Prisons, Voluntary Organisations and psychologists working with criminals. The primary focus is to promote mental health and wellbeing for individuals who get caught up with the criminal justice system. Due to the difficulty in understanding or knowing the various needs of those in the criminal justice system, these professionals are partnering up with us to deliver this conference to shed light on the demands, the lack and the focus of mental health care in this system. Additionally, they will cover the challenges, opportunities and advantages of their various organisations. Their goal is to inevitably create a criminal justice system which is more coordinated, with a well-implemented, integrated and focused mental health care plan for those in their system, not only for offenders, but also for staff and other personnel.
- Sara Hughes | Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
- Lord Keith Bradley | Former Member of Parliment for Manchester
- Dr Lucy Gore | Clinical Psychologist
- Dr Hanah Stringer | Clinical Psychologist
- Lady Edwina Grosvenor | Trauma-Informed Practice
- Katharine Sacks-Jones | Alliance for Women & Girls at risk
- Lorraine Atkinson | Preventing suicide in prison
- Michael Brown OBE | Policing & Mental health issues in CJS
- Burcu Borysik | Health inequalities and lives experience
- Jenny Talbot OBE | Care not Custody Prison Reform Trust
- Darran Heads | Adult offenders with Learning disabilities or difficulties
- Kate Davies OBE | Improving Mental Health for veterans in custody
- Kirk Turner | Therapeutic communities in forensic settings
- Dr Annette Greenwood | Supporting traumatised staff in secure settings
- Dr Maggie Leese | Women, Mental health and imprisonment
- Dr Sarah Turnbull | Mental health, vulnerability and immigration detention
- Dr Nick Kosky | NICE: Mental health adults in contact with CJS
Matthew Peel Latest News challenging behaviour, custody nurse, custody paramedic, mental health, Patient safety, police, Police custody, SANE, SARC, Sexual assault nurse examiner, sexual assault referral centre
ABSTRACT: Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical behaviour, is a significant issue in healthcare settings. Preventing such behaviour and the harm it can cause is important for healthcare organisations and individuals, and involves following a public health model comprised of three tiers: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Primary prevention aims to reduce the risk of challenging behaviour occurring in the first instance; secondary prevention involves reducing the risk associated with imminent challenging behaviour and its potential escalation; and tertiary prevention focuses on minimising the physical and emotional harm caused by challenging behaviours, during and after an event. De-escalation should be the first-line response to challenging behaviour, and healthcare staff should use a range of techniques – maintaining safety, self-regulation, effective communication, and assessment and actions – to reduce the incidence of challenging behaviour. In some situations, physical interventions may be required to protect the safety of the individual, healthcare staff and other individuals involved, and healthcare staff should be aware of local policies and procedures for this. Following a serious incident, where there was potential or actual harm to patients and healthcare staff, healthcare organisations should use post-incident reviews to learn from the situation, while healthcare staff should be offered the opportunity for debriefing. Positive responses to challenging behaviour at an organisational and individual level can lead to improved work environments for healthcare staff and optimal care and outcomes.
The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine have updated their recommendations for;
- Recommendations – TASER®: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to TASER® Discharge
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has today published ‘A brief guide to Section 136 for Emergency Department’. This coincides with the introduction of changes to the Mental Health Act today.
- Summary of recommendations
- Changes to the MHA Dec 2017
- General Principles
- Police responsibility to stay in ED
- S.136 Pre-hospital flowchart
- S.136 Emergency department flowchart
- S.136 Red flag criteria
Digital Career Framework
The Board of Trustees of the College of Paramedics are pleased to announce the release of their 2017 Digital Paramedic Career Framework. It demonstrates to current and potential future members of the paramedic profession the range of roles and opportunities available to them as their career develops.
In line with the Post-Registration Paramedic Career Framework, the digital Paramedic Career Framework has been reviewed and further developed to highlight the roles that fall into the different career framework categories within the key four quadrants; clinical, education, research and management. These roles are highlighted by case studies of individuals undertaking a variety of different positions in various sectors both within and outside of the NHS.
The intention of the College is to continue this work on an annual basis with a view to even enhance the tool when it is reviewed and updated in 2018. We would, therefore, like to invite members to contribute with case studies that highlight their current role.
Paul Green a Forensic Paramedic Practitioner working with G4S is featured in the document, and highlight the positive impact of paramedics in delivering forensic healthcare.
NHS Lothian has today published their clinical audit titled ’12 minutes to save a life; Delivery of Take Home Naloxone in Police Custody Suites – a Clinical Audit’. In Scotland, police custody healthcare has for several years been commissioned by the NHS. This clinical audit presents the findings collated between January 2016 and July 2017, where police custody nurses based in the Forth Valley region provided 92 detainees with take-home naloxone.
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone can be supplied in a ‘Take Home Naloxone’ Kit and people at risk of opiate overdose, can be trained to administer Naloxone where an opiate overdose has taken place. A similar programme of training and provision in Scottish prisons has contributed to between a 20% and 36% reduction in the number of drug-related deaths following release from prison.
The clinical audit demonstrates that ‘Take Home Naloxone’ is an intervention that can be facilitated by healthcare professionals in police custody healthcare settings in as little as 12 minutes on average.