What is AIMS-PICU?
AIMS-PICU is a partnership between the CCQI and NAPICU that
works to assure and improve
the quality of care in psychiatric intensive care units.
It engages staff and service users in a comprehensive process of
review, through which good practice and high quality care are
recognised and services are supported to identify and address areas
Accreditation assures staff, service users,
carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality
of the service being provided.
Why focus on Psychiatric Intensive Care Units?
Psychiatric intensive care units provide care
for what could be described as some of the most disadvantaged and
vulnerable members of our society. However, historically, PICUs
were developed by local services without national guidance or
knowledge about the experience of others, leading to variations in
policies and practice that have not always best served those using
In recent years much work has been done to
establish an evidence-base and develop
consensus on what should be expected of PICUs.
WHY GET ACCREDITED?
Information about the value and importance of joining
We believe that it is important that our standards reflect the
issues which make a difference to the experience of the person
using the service Read more
how accreditation works
Accreditation process explained.
Please click here for PICU
AIMS-PICU is a collaboration between the Royal College of
Psychiatrists and NAPICU. Read more
AIMS-PICU terminology, self- and peer-reviews explained.
HOW TO JOIN AIMS-PICU
We welcome new members so if your service is interested in
joining AIMS-PICU, please click here
If you have any questions, or need more information, then
please contact the project team.
Peer Reviewer Training
AIMS-PICU Reviewer Training Dates – April, July and
Staff from any discipline with an interest in
leading accreditation reviews can take part.
The training is free to member services.
- 26 April 2017, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot
Street, London, E1 8BB
- 20 July 2017, St George’s Conference Centre, Great George
St, Leeds LS1 3BR
- 10 October 2017, Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, Paradise
Circus, Birmingham, B3 3HJ
Places are limited to only 30 people per
session. To book a place on the training, please return a
booking form attached in an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org