Abu Idris appointed the Group Restraint Reduction Lead for Cygnet

We are delighted to announce that our Learning & Development team have appointed Abu Idris as the Group Restraint Reduction Lead for Cygnet.

Abu will take the lead for all our physical interventions programmes, be responsible for all aspects of training delivery, as well as providing professional and clinical support and leadership to hospitals within the organisation around violence reduction and reducing restrictive practice.

Abu first joined Cygnet Hospital Beckton in 2001 where he worked in a variety of roles and in the last few years has been the Regional Lead for PMVA and RRP in the South East. Abu is a certified PMVA and MAPA trainer, also holding a number of professional qualifications that will be key to this role including a BSc Hons. in Violence Reduction and a BTEC in the Use of Force and the Law.

“Abu has extensive training and clinical experience in the field of violence reduction and reducing restrictive practice. He led RRP at Cygnet Hospital Beckton and was instrumental in the unit achieving recognition of outstanding practice in this area by the CQC during their inspection of the unit. Abu is passionate and committed to improving practice, which will enhance the experience of both our service user’s and staff. Welcome to the team Abu.”Mandy Blanchard – Head of Learning & Development

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