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Nick Horne gains Crisis Prevention Institute’s Meritorious Award

Cygnet Hospital Bury’s Nick Horne, a nurse consultant specialising in mental health and deaf services, was recently awarded the Crisis Prevention Institute’s prestigious Meritorious award. The award was presented by Martyn Dadds, International Managing Director of CPI Europe, at the recent Restraint and Reduction Network conference in Birmingham.

Nick Horne (right) receiving his award from the CPI's Martyn Dadds
Nick Horne (right) receiving his award from the CPI’s Martyn Dadds

The status of Meritorious Instructor is awarded to a select few MAPA® instructors with only seven instructors achieving this status in the UK and Europe. A MAPA® instructor for 10 years, Nick was given the award for demonstrating an unwavering enthusiasm and dedication in supporting the vulnerable people in his care and supporting his colleagues and fellow MAPA® Instructors.

“I was surprised and overwhelmed to receive such a prestigious award . I do my job and raise to the challenges in an ever changing environment in the interests of high quality patient care. I am only able to do this with the support of expertise at CPI and from the strong clinical, training and management team within the hospital.”Nick Horne, Cygnet Hospital Bury

Nick was joined at the conference by colleagues Brett Peers (MAPA Trainer), Dr Jennifer Bamford (Forensic Psychologist) and Michael Chawatama (Head of Clinical Services, Woking), Julie Kerry (Director of Nursing and Patient Experience) and Rosalyn Mloyi (Restrictive Interventions Lead). The team attended the conference to take information and ideas to help contribute to the efforts that have already been made within Cygnet to drive forward the development and implementation of a company strategy, as well as more local strategies, to tackle Restraint Reduction.

The event aimed to reduce restraint through policy and practice and share the successes of strategies and implementation internationally and nationally. The conference combined feedback from academics, service users, practitioners in the field, police and barristers. It was an impressive and inspirational two days hearing from individuals involved in the drive to a reduction in restrictive practices.

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