Annual Conference 2014

‘Overview of NAPICU in 2013/14’
Dr Stephen Pereira, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of NAPICU, describes the history and achievements of NAPICU so far

‘Strategic Direction of National Mental Health in Relation to Low Secure Care and PICU’
Hazel Watson, Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, NHS England, gives an overview of what the future holds for low secure and psychiatric intensive care

‘Reflecting on Compassionate Care and National Reports – How do we Move Forward?’
Dr. Peter Carter OBE, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, describes how clinicians can implement learning and change considering the mistakes of the past

‘NAPICU Online’
Dr. Dan Hume, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust presents a brief overview of the resources NAPICU has online for members and non-members of the association

‘Positive & Proactive Care: Reducing the Need for Restrictive Interventions’
Guy Cross, Mental Health Act Approvals Manager, Department of Health, explains Positive and Safe the new national initiative to reduce restrictive practices

Team of the Year Presentations
Pavilion PICU, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Shannon and Nile PICUs, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Willow Suite PICU, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

‘Requirement to Protect True Psychiatric Intensive Care Threshold: Benefits to Quality Care Delivery’
Dr. Feras Mustafa, Ms. Sara Johnson and Mrs. Rowena Rogers, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, discuss the challenges and solutions around maintaining quality psychiatric intensive care with the closure of a PICU and decreased relative bed numbers

‘Painting the Voice’
Dr. Deborah Wildgoose, Deputy Director of Nursing and Standards, Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, describes a qualitative study looking at patient experiences of psychiatric intensive care

‘AIMS – PICU: Quality Standards in PICU’
Paul Deacon, NAPICU executive committee member, talks about the experience of a unit going through the AIMS-PICU process and how the continuous cycle of improvement can be maintained

‘How different is quality performance between PICUs?’
Stephen Watkins, NHS Benchmarking Network, presents the benefits of benchmarking in mental health

‘Low Secure and PICU Commissioning Guidance’
Guy Cross, Mental Health Act Approvals Manager, Department of Health, provides a brief overview of the process of producing commissioning guidance and explains some of the pitfalls

‘New prospects for peace on the wards’
Prof. Len Bowers, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Institute of Psychiatry, explains the Safewards study and how the model can be implemented in psychiatric intensive and low secure care

‘Preventing Occupational Morbidity and Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Psychiatric Intensive Care Staff’
Dr. John Gration, Occupational Physician, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explains the occupational challenges of PICU work and risk control mechanisms which can be put in place to mitigate them

‘Working with Carers and Families: Family Inclusive Practice’
Dr. Rumina Taylor, Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Dr. Koravangattu Valsraj, Associate Clinical Director, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, describe a pilot project to improve carer and family involvement in acute mental health inpatient care

‘The Management of Fire Setting in PICU and Low Secure Services’
Dr. Bradley Hillier, Specialist Registrar in Forensic Psychiatry, South West London Mental Health Trust, discusses the epidemiology, classification, clinical management and risk assessment of fire setting

‘Psychopharmacology: Improving Patient Experience in Secure Settings’
Dr. Mike Isaacs, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, covers some of the issues which need to be considered when employing pharmacological treatment in secure settings

‘Locked Rehabilitation: An Emerging Clinical Need or an Existing Gap in Provision Being Defined?’
Paul Jones, Hospital Director, Cambian Group PLC, describes the definition, pathways of care and challenges of an evolving area of secure service provision

Four presentations that formed part of the panel discussion ‘What does Quality Mean to the Multi-Disciplinary Team?’
Psychiatrist, Dr. Stephen Dye, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Nurse, Dr. Angus Forsyth, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapist, Francesca Pompili, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacist, Caroline Parker, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust