NAPICU is a membership focused, not for profit multi-disciplinary organisation and a registered charity.
We are committed to our members and to working with our members to develop and promote the speciality of psychiatric intensive care and acute 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 have Ward and individual members from Europe and across the world.
Ward membership of NAPICU comes with some unique benefits and it allows all of the Ward or Unit staff to access and utilise the full scope of the secure member’s area of our website. The benefits of joining NAPICU are extensive but for the most part, the biggest benefit for Wards or Units is the access to some of the most up to date practices and practical guidance and support from professionals who are on the frontline in PICU and Acute services.
If you become a member, benefits include:
- Online access to the International Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care plus printed copy sent to the ward
- Free online access to continuing professional development questions
- Free access to the members’ area of our website to view presentations and videos from past conferences
- Reduced fees for attending our annual conference including a group fee only for members
- Free attendance at quarterly meetings (up to 5 delegates can attend from any member ward)
- The option of entering the awards at our annual conference
- Access to advice from internationally renowned experts in the field of PICU, acute and low secure care
- The opportunity to network with other PICU/LSU clinicians sharing ideas and good practice
Wards and Units can choose from a one, two, or three-year membership. Membership runs annually from 1st April until 31st March.
Joining NAPICU and accessing the many benefits could not be any easier, you can join by downloading the application form and emailing or posting it back to the admin office. Whether you are a brand new member or an existing member renewing as soon as payment is received you will be sent your membership certificate and a journal via post and your log in details for the website via email.
A full list of current NAPICU Ward members are listed below.
If you have any problems with your membership our admin team are on hand to help you.
If you feel that NAPICU membership is not for you or your Ward, you can contact the admin office who will be happy to discuss what your bespoke needs may be or you can send your email address to them and they will add you to our newsletter and eflyer distribution list and you will be kept up to date with everything that NAPICU are doing.
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Current NAPICU Ward members
Ward members – Records updated January 2023
Membership Number Ward Name Trust/Organisation Membership Dates
652 Acorn Ward Cygnet Health Care 2023 - 2026
611 Albert Ward Cygnet Health Care 2022 - 2025
317 Ashdown Unit Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 2022 - 2025
287 Ashurst Ward Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 2023 - 2026
484 Bayley Ward St Andrew's Healthcare 2022 - 2024
626 Birch Ward Priory Healthcare 2022 - 2025
622 Carraig Mor PICU Carraig Mór Centre - The Mental Health Commission 2022 - 2024
251 Colne PICU Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 2022 - 2025
096 Coral Ward Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust 2021 - 2024
403 Eden PICU Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust 2021 - 2024
318 Elizabeth Casson House Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 2022 - 2025
650 Gartnavel (IPCU) NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde 2022 - 2025
048 Greyfriars PICU Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust 2023 - 2026
078 Haven Ward Dorset Healthcare NHS University Foundation Trust 2022 -2025
306 Heygate Ward St Andrew's Health Care 2022 - 2024
351 Holford Ward Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2022 - 2025
561 Kingfisher Ward Rotherham Doncaster& South Humber NHS Trust 2022 - 2024
C629 Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust 2022 - 2025
372 Marina PICU Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 2022 - 2025
406 Meadow Croft PICU Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Finance Departments 2022 - 2025
654 Meadow Unit Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 2023 - 2026
532 Meadows Ward Priory Healthcare 2022 - 2023
049 Montpellier LSU Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust 2023 - 2026
313 Oak Unit Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2022 - 2025
047 Pavilion PICU Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2022 - 2024
640 Primrose Ward Elysium Healthcare 2022 - 2023
494 Rowan Ward Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust 2021 - 2024
560 Shannon Female PICU Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 2021 - 2024
647 Stratford Ward West London NHS Foundation Trust 2022 - 2025
110 The Hadley Unit Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust 2021 - 2024
515 The Hartsholme Centre Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2021 - 2024
289 Titian Ward North East London NHS Foundation Trust 2021 - 2024
349 Tryweryn Ward Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board - NHS Wales 2022 - 2025
102 Willow Suite PICU Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust 2021 - 2024