Can you help collect data on suspected suicide deaths?
The National Confidential Inquiry (NCISH) is collecting suicide data anonymously via early reporting. This is designed to collect real-time data on patient suicide deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic. With your help, they will be able to make recommendations to improve safety for all mental health patients during this global crisis.
They are now asking clinicians to complete a brief online questionnaire when they become aware of a suspected suicide by a patient under the care of DCHS, without waiting for the inquest or for a request. They ask that clinicians complete a questionnaire when (i) a patient dies by suspected suicide within 12 months of contact with your service, (ii) for deaths occurring since 1 January 2020. The questions will take no more than 10 minutes.
The questionnaire is accessed via this link (www.manchester.ac.uk/ncish), and is open for submissions now.