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Chris has been working for Oxleas for the past 23 years in a number of clinical settings and roles. He was recently appointed as Head of Nursing for prisons. He is based at the Bracton centre. Chris has contributed and led on a number of Trust wide and National projects, including the drafting of standards of care for psychiatric intensive care unit, incorporating service user’s feedback in nursing staff personal development reviews and introducing a new approach to crisis management for inpatients on forensic wards. His work has received local and national recognition for improving patient and staff safety.

One of the innovations that he is most proud of is the work that he has done around Reducing Restrictive practice. This piece of work was a quality improvement project which led to a number evidence based practices being implemented to reduce violence and aggression on inpatients unit.

As a result of it success, a campaign called “keep me safe”, which is collaborative piece of work between patients and staff, was launched.

Currently he is involved with another project looking at prison nursing workforce, safe staffing and the training needs of nurses in prison

Sunita Arjune

Service Manager, Kent Prisons