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NAPICU Quarterly Meeting – Friday 17th August 2018

Did you know NAPICU are hosting their next local Quarterly Meeting on Friday 17th August 2018 at Broadmoor Hospitals, Learning and Development Centre. The theme for the day is Advancing Practice – the uncomfortable truth. The day includes a variety of sessions including: The De-escalation and Seclusion environment study, Achieving High Secure Standards, the Rights […]

23rd Annual NAPICU Conference: 2nd Announcement

NAPICU would like to invite all members and delegates to view the 2nd Announcement and detailed programme for the 23rd Annual NAPICU Conference 6th & 7th September, 2018 at Loughborough University. The conference promises to be interesting, with a jam packed programme and some exciting new sessions. The Annual Conference awards are open for submission, […]

NAPICU Conference Award Opportunities 2018

NEW for 2018: NAPICU Quality Improvement of the Year Award The theme of the NAPICU conference this year is Quality Improvement (QI) and consequently the conference will have QI projects of the year.  QI is ensuring health care is safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable.  The project should be evidence based and should include […]

NEW! Joint BAP NAPICU evidence based guidelines for the clinical management of acute disturbance (de-escalation and rapid tranquillisation)

The National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) and The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) have developed a new joint guideline. Topic: Rapid Tranquilisation Co-Authors: Maxine X Patel, Faisil N Sethi With co-authors (in alphabetical order): TRE Barnes, R Dix, L Dratcu, BJ Fox, M Garriga, J Haste, KG Kahl, A Lingford-Hughes, RH McAllister-Williams, A O’Brien, C Parker, B Paterson, C Paton, S Posporelis, DM Taylor, E Vieta, B Völlm, C Wilson-Jones and L Woods […]


NAPICU has recently ceased its collaboration with the CCQI in relation to AIMS-PICU. The CCQI future strategy intends to harmonise all AIMS standards in order to develop the framework across a wide range of mental health areas in community adult mental health and children’s services. This will then form their quality assessment framework across these […]


NAPICU and the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) are working together to produce Evidence Based Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Acute Disturbance (De-escalation and Rapid Tranquillisation). Following the Experts’ Consensus Day Meeting in London in June 2017, work is now fully underway to draft the guideline. Dr Faisil Sethi (NAPICU Vice Chairman) said: this […]