national association of psychiatric intensive care units

Jules Haste

Jules Haste

Deputy Treasurer

Jules is the associate divisional director for pharmacy (West Sussex) and has worked in Mental Health since 1998.   She trained at the University of Brighton and qualified as a pharmacist in 1995.   She is an accredited College of Mental Health Pharmacists (CMHP) member and an independent prescriber.   Jules leads on the intramuscular Mental Health section of Medusa, the Injectable Medicines Guide (IMG).

She is one of the authors on Joint BAP NAPICU evidence-based consensus guidelines for the clinical management of acute disturbance: De-escalation and rapid tranquillisation as well as the Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD Online module on Rapid tranquilisation of the acutely disturbed patient.

Jules believes that multidisciplinary working can ensure safe, effective and patient-centred care of patients.  Her special interests include rapid tranquillisation, psychosis, bipolar affective disorder and meaningful conversations with patients about medicines.