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.
The Mental Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of the NHS England, the Health and Social Care Division of the Scottish Government, NHS Wales, the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Health (DHSSPS) and the State of Jersey to undertake the Mental Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme.
National Confidential Inquiry Annual report
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.
Annual report 2013 (PDF, 6,763KB)
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New Study: in-patient suicide whilst under observation: We are seeking service user and clinicians' views and experience of observation on an in-patient ward to help inform our study of this important issue. For more information and to participate click here.
We have also been commissioned to carry out research projects linked to our core research programme.
- features of mental health organisations and suicide rates
- in-patient suicide whilst under observation
Recently completed Projects and Reports
- 'Patient suicide: the impact of service change'. Available here Report Press release
Quality of Risk Assessment Prior to Suicide and Homicide - A Pilot Study
- Suicide by people using primary care services [Report publication expected in March 2014]
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.
- Safer Services. A toolkit for patient safety review. Available here
Here we bring together reports, research papers and projects relevant to important issues in the field today.
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