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NAPICU is a rapidly expanding organisation committed to developing and promoting the psychiatric intensive care speciality. The association was officially formed in 1998 although the roots lie 3 years previous
NAPICU aims to improve service user experience, outcome and promote staff support and development with PICUs/LSUs by:
- Improving mechanisms for the delivery of psychiatric intensive and low secure care
- Auditing effectiveness
- Promoting research, education, practice development
The association uses a number of tools and methods to meet these aims, including Quarterly Meetings; website; and the Annual Conference.
NAPICU publish their own Journal; Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care and they are always looking for papers.
One of NAPICU’s strengths lies in the fact that it is a truly multidisciplinary clinician led organisation.