Upcoming events

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

QNPICU/QNWA Joint workshop: trauma-informed approaches

In collaboration with the Quality Network for Inpatient Working Age Mental Health Services (QNWA), we are holding a special interest workshop on Trauma-Informed Approaches. For further details about the event, please see the programme

When: 20 April 2022, 9.30am-1pm

Where: virtually on Zoom

Please register on Zoom.

The event is free for all QNPICU and QNWA members. The cost for non-members is £45.

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.

There are no QNPICU reviewer training sessions planned until after the summer. 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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