National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness
As the UK’s leading research programme in this field, the Inquiry produces a wide-range of national reports, projects and papers – providing health professionals, policymakers, and service managers with the evidence and practical suggestions they need to effectively implement change.
Our research is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of the NHS England, the Health Department of the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, DHSSPS Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands to undertake the Mental Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme.
National Confidential Inquiry reports
The reports from our core research programme provide an in-depth analysis of the changing patterns and risk factors behind cases of suicide and homicide by people in contact with mental health services along with cases of sudden unexplained death amongst psychiatric in-patents.
You will find key recommendations for change in our reports for England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and UK-wide annual reports.
We have also been commissioned to carry out research projects linked to our core research programme. Here, you will find more in-depth knowledge on specific topics such as:
- features of mental health organisations and suicide rates
- in-patient suicide whilst under observation
- suicide by people using primary care services
Our research papers focus on specific issues across a wide range of topics and discuss the clinical implications of our findings.
Research papers and reports can be found in our publications section. They are presented by year of publication.
Our toolkits help health professionals and managers apply the Inquiry’s research findings as they improve service safety and reduce risk.
Here we bring together reports, research papers and projects relevant to important issues in the field today.
Key researchers are always listed in our reports, projects and papers. You can use our people list to get profiles of their research experience, interests and contact details.
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