Local Quarterly Meetings 2012

‘Learning from end stage rapid tranquillisation in women’s PICU’
Dr. Faisil Sethi, NAPICU Vice chair, considers the current knowledge base for pharmacological interventions in patients with severe agitation and disturbed behaviour

‘Learning from information systems’
Devon Elliott, Business Intelligence Analyst from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, discusses information systems, using data, and explains why the power is not in the information, but in how it is used

‘Physiotherapy on PICU’
Ross Farmer, Head of Physiotherapy from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, presents some of the history of physiotherapy in mental health, describes what physiotherapists can provide for people with mental health problems, and examines the application of physiotherapy to improve care in PICU settings

‘PICU within the psychosis clinical academic group (CAG)’
Lucy Canning, Service Director from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, describes a model for bringing together clinical services, research, service users, education and training to improve patient and carer experience and clinical and social outcomes

‘Police training at the Ladywell Unit: a joint initiative’
Nick Caswell, Ward Manager, and Laura Troughton, Practice Development Nurse, describe the benefits of mental health services providing training to police officers

‘The clinical and diagnostic utility of creatinine kinase in the diagnosis of neuroleptic malignant syndrome’
Eromona Whiskey, Principal Pharmacist from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, presents research on an important and often overlooked topic, and argues the case for baseline monitoring of creatinine kinase