Local Quarterly Meetings 2014

‘Men are from Mars, women are from Venus’
Dr. Shanika Balachandra, Victor Benson and Hannah Stevens consider the similarities and differences between male and female PICUs

‘Rapid tranquilisation – in the future’
Caroline Parker, Consultant Mental Health Pharmacist, describes the past, present and future of rapid tranquilisation

‘An Introduction to Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS)’
An overview of the AIMS process including objectives and standards presented by Holly Robinson, Deputy Programme Manager for AIMS at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality Improvement

‘Violent incidents in PICUs – themes and trends’
Nick Smith and Victor Benson present facts and figures about violent incidents in PICUs across London

‘Improving patient’s experience: nurse led interventions’
Col Te Aho and Verity Berry describe some interventions, events and activities used to improve patient’s physical health care

‘Retrospective survey of electronic records of serious violence on a male PICU 2012’
Dr. Reuven Magnes presents the results of a research study looking at statistics and themes across violent incidents

‘Mental Capacity Act 2005 update’
Anthony Beschizza, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust’s Mental Health Law Manager, presents information about the interface between the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act, as part of a debate about the future of capacity assessments on PICU