Laura Woods is a senior mental health nurse working in PICU for nearly ten years. Over the last two years she has been an active member of the Positive and Safe network for the Department of Health with her ward being an early implementer for reducing restrictive practice. Laura has spoken nationally about reducing the use of seclusion and has a particular interest in how PICU teams can provide meaningful alternatives to restrictive interventions.
Laura is currently studying for a MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychiatry at King’s College London with her research study looking at prison transfers to general adult PICU nationally. Laura is a NAPICU Executive Committee Member.