Upcoming events

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

QNPICU Annual Forum

The Quality Network for Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (QNPICU) will be hosting its fifth annual forum in 2024 - save the date!

Time and date:  8 February 2024 (timings to be confirmed shortly)

Venue: 21 Prescot Street, E1 8BB (our London office)

We are delighted to be hosting the event in person and are planning an engaging and interactive day. We will have a number of expert keynote presentations in the field of PICU, as well as interactive workshops. We look forward to welcoming you!

Presentation proposals

If you are interested in presenting at this event, please complete the presentation proposal form.

All of our events and resources from previous years' events can be found on our online platform Knowledge Hub (for members only).

If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing picu@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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 two-hour training, which will cover the new process of virtual reviews.

Complete this form to register for upcoming reviewer training for Cycle 5 (Developmental Membership) or complete this form for upcoming reviewer training for Accreditation reviews.

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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