Table 1

Physical intervention numbers by ward type across 2014, 2015–2016 and 2016–2017

Ward type (number)Prone restrains*Full physical interventions
2015–20162016–201720142015–20162016–2017
Generic adult wardsAssessment (2)1361112
Treatment (3)1914825551
Recovery (2)64191014
Specialist wardsPsychiatric intensive care (1)13233438
Personality disorder (1)3157111
Low secure (1)13739
Eating disorder (1)0311 86†
Learning disabilities (2)19018 51‡9
Older adults (4)915 29§7
Child and adolescent (3)1111002713
Total across wards8232328241210
  • *2014 prone restrain data are not available as recording subtypes was not mandatory in 2014.

  • *†Relates to a single patient.

  • ‡41 of 51 physical Interventions relate to a single patient (more details in online supplementary figure 1 and table 4).

  • §Impact of enhanced reporting on older adult wards.