Annual Conference 2011

‘Developing a PICU care pathway’
Dr. Faisil Sethi, Vice chair of NAPICU, considers the challenges of developing a care pathway for PICU at a local and a national level

‘Ideas in times of austerity’
Hazel Watson, Director of Nursing at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust, considers strategies for organisations that need to manage resources in a difficult financial climate

‘Psychiatric emergency (services): the Belgian experience’
Dr. Jurgen De Fruyt, Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service AZ Sint-Jan Brugge, describes the development of the Belgian model of emergency psychiatric care

‘The forensic interface with the PICU’
Dr. Mary Whittle, consultant forensic psychiatrist, talks about the similarities and differences between general adult (civil) PICU and forensic services and how to improve the interface between them

‘The new mental health strategy for England’
Dr. Hugh Griffiths, the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, describes the background to and the future direction of the Department of Health’s mental health strategy

‘The use of Section 136 and mental health admissions’
Andy Johnston, NAPICU Director of operations, explains the history and development of a county wide place of safety initiative in south-west England