Ian Hall

Ian Hall is a Registered Nurse with seventeen years’ experience working within which was the only NHS learning disability trust in the country at the time, at senior management level. He was involved at strategic level in quality, governance, leadership and education and led on responses to Winterbourne, peer reviews and Care Quality Commission. He has worked as a member of multi-disciplinary teams with individuals with a learning disability and associated difficulties, many of them complex and having a negative impact on the quality of their lives, in community, medium and low secure services. He developed the restraint reduction and management of aggression programmes which won a National Training Award and was highly commended in the Trustech Innovation awards as well as achieving and maintaining BILD accreditation. Ian developed an Assistant Practitioner Programme for staff working with people with learning disabilities, identifying relevant competence frameworks for trainees in nursing, occupational therapy and psychology.

In 2014 Ian was consultant on a project for Inspiring Cultural Change through Leadership and Education, The project was commissioned by the Northwest Directors of Nursing group for Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts and was delivered across the region. He continued this work by leading on establishing compassionate culture-led practice and supervision at an NHS Trust in the North West. The project had a significant impact on culture, morale and safeguarding incidents within a large team, and research on the project undertaken by Manchester University is currently awaiting publication in the British Journal of Nursing. Ian has also recently been a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission.

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