National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units
NAPICU is a not for profit multi-disciplinary organisation, which was formally established in 1996 and is also a registered charity -SC048876.
NAPICU is committed to developing and promoting the speciality of psychiatric intensive care services. We are dedicated to improving patient experience and outcome, and to promoting staff support and development.
Our members are mostly located in the United Kingdom and become members when working in specific wards or units, which join our association, or as individual mental health professionals from any discipline. We also attract members from outside the UK.
We have the following aims:
to improve patient experience and outcomes
to promote staff support and development
to improve the delivery of care
to audit the effectiveness of care
to promote research, education and practice development
to provide best practice guidance in association with national bodies
Our Executive Committee works with key stakeholders at regional and national levels, to shape policy and practice in the area of acute inpatient psychiatry, including psychiatric intensive care services.