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NPSA launch revised toolkit for preventing suicide

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has today launched the revised Preventing Suicide:  a toolkit for mental health services.  The aim of the suicide prevention toolkit, is to provide mental health organisations with a simple framework to:

  • establish a system for suicide audit in the local context
  • use case note reviews to change how performance is measured and risks are identified
  • support the development of local suicide prevention strategies
  • produce data which can be merged at regional and national levels to identify trends for further learning
The National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) updated the toolkit in November 2009, providing an updated set of standards, an audit tool and a checklist for ward managers. You can access the toolkit by visiting the NPSA website at the address below: http://www.nrls.npsa.nhs.uk/resources/?entryid45=65297&q=0%c2%acsuicide%c2%ac

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