Annual Conference 2010

‘An introduction to Elizabeth Casson House: women’s psychiatric intensive care’
Linda Holbrook, from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, describes a women’s PICU service

‘Computers … the possibilities are endless!’
Caroline Fitzgerald, from Cygnet Hospital Beckton, presents a proposal from the women of Hooper Ward for the Dragon’s Den competition

‘Depots – improving patient care?’
Caroline Parker, consultant pharmacist and the NAPICU Director of scientific programmes, talks about everything you ever wanted to know about intramuscular depot anti-psychotic medication

‘Ethnicity and pathways to psychiatric intensive care’
Paul Birkett, NAPICU executive committee member, discusses issues around black and minority ethnic patients in PICU, lessons to be learned from the past and possible directions for the future

‘Improving the client experiences: the Dutch way’
Dennis Sarkol and Jeroen van de Sande describe developments in Dutch secure mental health care

‘Inquiry after a homicide: themes, lessons and reflections’
Dr. Tim Exworthy, consultant forensic psychiatrist from Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, describes an inquiry into the treatment and care of a mental health patient convicted of homicide and the lessons to be learned

‘Intensive care in a forensic medium secure service’
Dr. Gerald Waldron, consultant forensic psychiatrist, describes a forensic PICU in east London

‘Life music project’
A Dragon’s Den competition proposal from Fairoak unit

‘Music to the patient’s ears’
A Dragon’s Den competition proposal from Ward 1, South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

‘PICU at Broadmoor Hospital’
Dr. Shaun Bhattacherjee, Clinical Lead from West London Mental Health NHS Trust, describes the environment and resources of a PICU in a high security setting

‘Service user experiences of intensive mental health care – what is it like and how do we know?’
Deborah Wildgoose, Deputy Director of Nursing at Rotheram, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, explains why service user involvement in service development is essential and suggests some options for how it can be improved

‘The future of low secure services’
Ged McCann, Associate Director of Commissioning Secure and Specialist Mental Health Yorkshire and Humber, talks about commissioning and strategic directions for low secure care

‘The National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units’
Dr. Stephen Pereira, NAPICU Chair, talks about NAPICU, our history, our current work and our plans for the future

‘Woodlands: forever NAPICU team of the year 2009’
The staff of Woodlands unit feedback about the experience of winning NAPICU’s team of the year award in 2009