Category list : Suicide
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A study has explored how patients who had self-harmed experienced their care on an acute medical unit at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
A major London acute trust has announced an independent investigation into staff disciplinary process, following the suicide of a nurse.
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Insufficient staff numbers and a lack of training are among the reasons why a mental health trust has been returned to “special measures”, according to regulators.
A “renewed emphasis” on preventing people from killing themselves on in-patient wards is needed in order to return to previous reductions in suicide rates, experts from a national inquiry have said.
A public health expert has urged school nurses to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people, noting that they could be “pivotal” in helping them with issues like bullying or self harm.
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to researchers.
Disciplinary processes in the NHS are to come under the microscope after ministers ordered an independent investigation into the death of a nurse, which attracted widespread media attention last year.
The risk of suicide among female nurses is 23% above the national average, while care workers in general are at higher risk, according to latest data revealed.
Suicide awareness training should be mandatory for health professionals working with high risk groups, the Royal College of Nursing has said in response to a critical report from MPs.