NEWS! Next NAPICU Quarterly Meeting

The next NAPICU Quarterly meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th June 2018 in the Gambier Parry Hall, Highnam Community Centre, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DG. The meeting will be hosted by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. We are currently finalising the programme and details will be available as soon as possible. The theme of the day is […]

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. The launch meeting on Friday 8th June 2018 will introduce our new guideline and clinical algorithm to guide treatment and comprises of speakers from the group who have developed the […]

23rd Annual NAPICU Conference: Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018

First Announcement Dr Shanika Balachandra, NAPICU Deputy Director of Scientific Programmes together with the NAPICU Executive Committee, is delighted to announce the 23rd Annual NAPICU Conference Preliminary Programme. This year the Conference will take place at Holywell Park, Conference Centre, Loughborough University on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September 2018.  Please save the date! Registration is […]


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 […]