Select Committee says "more needs to be done"

24 December, 2016

The Health Select Committee Inquiry issued its Interim Report on Monday December 19th and here is a summary of its findings:

  • the government needs to develop a clear implementation plan for its 2012 Suicide Prevention Strategy, underpinned by external scrutiny
  • services for people at risk need to be improved including those bereaved or affected by suicide
  •  Professionals need better training to avoid confidentiality acting as a barrier to involving families in a patient's assessment, treatment and receovery
  • Data on suicide needs to be more timely and consistent
  • Media guidelines on reporting suicide need to be followed… and action should be taken when breaches are made to avoid recurrence

The Trust appeared in a Radio 4 interview alongside the Committee Chair, Dr Sarah Wollaston.
Please read the full interim report here.