NAPICU and DIMHN are proud to launch our joint guidance on the Design of PICUs. This document is available to download from the NAPICU website and the DIMHN website.
NAPICU have successfully hosted a local quarterly meeting with the Priory Group at Cheadle Royal Hospital. The meeting took place on Friday 19th May 2017, the theme for the day was Meeting the Challenges within CAMHS PICUs. To view the preliminary programme for this event follow the link below:
NAPICU hosted their previous local quarterly meeting on Friday 10th February 2017, with Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. This meeting will be held at the Mayfield Suite, Fulwood House, to view the preliminary programme please click here .
NAPICU and Design in Mental Health Network have been working in collaboration recently to produce a guidance based on the design of the picus to link in with NAPICUs National Minimum Standards. This document is now ready for external consultation and we are inviting our members to add any comments on the document via email […]
Mr Roland Dix Approved Clinician, Consultant Nurse in Psychiatric Intensive Care & Recovery, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Editor-in-Chief Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care & Low Secure Units and NAPICU Executive Member. “As first presented at the NAPICU Annual Conference in 2016 hopefully this will clarify issues for a lot of our delegates and members, please let […]
Today, NAPICU are proud to launch our new “Guidance for Commissioners of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) 2016” in collaboration with NHS Clinical Commissioners, to find out more please visit
NAPICU hosted; “PICUs: The reality of emergency inpatient mental healthcare” at the House of Commons, London. We would like to thank you everyone who attended this event. We had 50 people engaged in a very inactive afternoon. The event was very well s upported by professionals in attendance such as Dr Geraldine Strathdee, Hazel Watson and […]
NAPICU, the UK’s National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units is pleased to announce that it is taking over publication of the Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. Effective from the 1st of January 2016, Fast Track articles and all subsequent issues of the journal will be available on IngentaConnect. The first journal […]
NAPICU is proud to publish these inaugural standards for care delivered in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) for young people. The increasing use of all types of mental health service by patients under the age of 18 years has received national attention in recent years. The clinical challenges presented by young people cared for in […]
We have received numerous queries about the updated National Minimum Standards for PICU 2014. The updated National Minimum Standards are now available in hard copy priced £27.50 for non-members and £22.50 for members of NAPICU. The first presentation of the updated National Minimum Standards for PICU was at the NAPICU Annual Conference on Thursday 4th […]