Upcoming events

Find out about upcoming and past events and training in quality improvement and psychiatric intensive care.

QNPICU Annual Forum

Registration for the Quality Network for Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit’s Annual Forum 2023 is now open. The event will be an opportunity to convene, collaborate and learn from innovative content. The forum will include keynote speakers and a choice of workshops. Speakers will explore areas including ligature risk assessment tools and sensory rooms.

Date: 9 February 2023

Time: 10am - 4pm (final programme and timings to be confirmed)

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot St, London E1 8BB

Cost: £55 for QNPICU members, £95 for non-members

To secure your place, please book now.


We are taking proposals for workshops at the Annual Forum. Workshops will bring together attendees with shared interests for interactive discussions in the following areas:

  1. Patient engagement and co-production
  2. Innovative practice
  3. Reducing restrictive practice/positive risk-taking

Workshop proposals must fall into one of these areas and should be no longer than 30 minutes. To submit a workshop proposal please complete this form.

If you want to see any of our resources from previous events in 2021, please go to our online platform Knowledge Hub (members only).

QNPICU webinars

We are looking to host webinars/discussion groups where individuals can come together to learn and discuss certain topics.

If you or your team are able to facilitate a webinar or have ideas about a topic, 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.

Complete this form to register for upcoming reviewer training. For any queries, 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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