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Lewys Beames

Mr Lewys Beames MSc, BSc, RMN

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Project Title:  Post Coercive Practice Review Intervention (POWER) Feasibility Trial 

Lewys is Consultant Nurse in Restrictive Practices at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has a clinical background in adult acute mental healthcare, psychiatric intensive care and crisis services. He has previously completed a MSc in Psychiatric Research at the IoPPN, a BSc in Psychology at the University of Manchester and he has undertaken the Darzi Fellowship in Clinical Leadership.

Lewys’ research interests centre on coercive practices in mental healthcare including the prevention and reduction of their use, nursing practice in this area and the relationship with equality and diversity issues. His PhD project will investigate the feasibility of a structured post-coercive practice incident review intervention for patients that have been subject to coercive practice on inpatient wards. Lewys will collaborate with people with lived experience of coercive practice in mental healthcare, including people from racially minoritised groups who are disproportionately affected by coercive practices, as well as their families/carers and mental health professionals to develop and test the intervention.