Healthy services and safer patients: links between patient suicide and features of mental health care providers

Reports, Patient Focused Reports | Published: 04 Feb 2015

This national study of every NHS mental health service in the UK found that high turnover of staff and more patient complaints could be linked to suicide risk among patients.

Researchers from The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness investigated whether suicides were related to the way mental health services were organised based on staff and patient surveys, national databases and other records.

This report “Healthy Services and Safer Patients” is based on 13,960 patient suicides from 2004-12.

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Healthy services and safer patients: links between patient suicide and features of mental health care providers