Upcoming events

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QNPICU/QNWA joint event: The London Safety in Mental Health Settings Project - Progress update

We are excited to announce the first QNPICU/QNWA joint webinar! This is on the London Safety in Mental Health Settings project, run by the Cavendish Square Group. The group will be speaking about the sharing of learning from the project work on addressing issues of violence and aggression in London's acute care and PICU services, and future project plans.

When: 17 September 2021, 12-1pm
Where: virtually on Zoom

Please complete the online registration form if you wish to attend.

QNPICU Annual Forum

Our QNPICU Annual Forum will take place on 19 October 2021. This virtual event will be an exciting day packed with plenty of presentations and workshops. It is an opportunity for professionals from all disciplines, patients and family and friends discuss key service development issues relevant to PICUs to share ideas about the future.

This event is FREE for QNPICU members. For non-members, the cost is £55 per person.

If you would like to attend, please complete the online registration form.

More information, including the draft programme, will be available soon. If you would like to present at this event, please email PICU@rcpsych.ac.uk.

QNPICU webinars

We are hosting webinars/discussion groups where individuals can come together to learn and discuss certain topics. Each webinar will have a specific theme and will be facilitated by the QN team.

The webinars are free to attend. For more information, or to join the webinar, please email PICU@rcpsych.ac.uk.

All of our webinars are available to watch on our webinars page.

Reviewer Training enables staff from our member services to participate in accreditation visits to other psychiatric intensive care units. Participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of participating in a peer-review visit. The day involves presentations, seminar discussions and role-play scenarios.

Staff from any discipline with an interest in being involved in external peer-reviews for the Quality Network can take part.

The training is free to member services.

Upcoming training sessions

We are now conducting online reviewer training sessions.

The training will give potential reviewers the opportunity to gain practical knowledge about how to conduct a peer-review visit virtually. The online training session will involve presentations and discussions to develop the skills of a reviewer. The training is free to member services.

We strongly encourage individuals organising and reviewing other services to attend this condensed training, which will cover the new process of virtual reviews.

We have condensed the training to just one hour, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 05 October 2021 (10am - 11am)
  • Monday 01 November 2021 (12pm - 1pm)
  • Thursday 18 November 2021 (11am - 12pm)

To book, please use this registration form.

For any queries about reviewer training, please contact PICU@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Download all the resources from our past events.

The 2021 artwork and creative writing competition has now closed. Thank you to all who participated. Entries will be featured in our upcoming newsletter.

Previous competitions

Thank you to everyone who submitted a piece of artwork for our 2020 competition. The artwork was published in our summer edition of the QNPICU newsletter

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