- University expert concludes doctor suicide review
The University of Manchester’s Professor Louis Appleby has concluded a review for the General Medical Council, making recommendations to reduce the risk of suicide in doctors facing investigation.
- GMC appoints former mental health tsar to improve its support for vulnerable doctors
The General Medical Council (GMC) has appointed one of the UK’s leading mental health experts to provide independent advice on how it can support vulnerable doctors.
- Medical Research Council (MRC) grant awarded to Global Health Researchers
Researchers from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences have been awarded a 3-year grant from the MRC with a value of £700,000 to investigate clinical and cost-effectiveness of a culturally adapted brief psychological therapy in patients with a history of self-harm in Pakistan.
- University’s public engagement work shortlisted at 2015 NIHR Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards
The Faculty of Medical and Human Science has had two entries shortlisted in the Public Engagement category of this year’s NIHR Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards.
- New study examines the link between hospital care for self-harm and risk of death
A University of Manchester study which followed up 38,415 people admitted to hospital with self-harm has, for the first time, investigated the association between the treatment patients receive in hospital and their subsequent risk of death.
- Large rise in suicide among male patients in mental health care
There has been a 29% rise in suicide since 2006 among men under the care of mental health services in the UK, a report by the NCISH shows.
- Mental health report finds staffing problems linked to ward suicides
Suicidal patients who are under observation may be put at risk by relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a new report issued today (24 March 2015)
- Self-harm in Manchester continues to rise in latest figures
The latest figures released by University of Manchester experts show that self-harm rates in Manchester are increasing.
- University of Manchester academic to chair national depression guideline
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has appointed Professor Nav Kapur from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences’ Centre for Mental Health and Risk to Chair their Depression Guideline.
- Staff turnover and complaints in mental health trusts could be suicide warning signs
A national study of every NHS mental health service in the UK has found that high turnover of staff and more patient complaints could be linked to suicide risk among patients.
- Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths
Older users of opioids such as heroin are 27 times more likely to become a victim of homicide than the general population, a University of Manchester study of almost 200,000 users has found.
- University of Manchester wins bid to continue work in mental health and safety
The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) has been awarded a three-year contract by the HealthCare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to continue managing the Mental Health Clinical Outcome Review programme.
- Manchester connected for World Suicide Prevention Day
Every 40 seconds, somewhere in the world, a person dies from suicide. According to The World Health Organisation that adds up to around 800,000 people every year.
- Mental health patients at highest risk of suicide in first two weeks after leaving hospital: Researchers call for suicides soon after discharge and deaths following restraint to be ‘never events’ in NHS
Mental health patients are at their highest risk of dying by suicide in the first two weeks after leaving hospital - a report out today (16 July) shows.
- Suicide among mental health patients receiving home treatment doubles
The number of deaths by suicide among mental health patients treated at home by crisis resolution home treatment teams (CRHT)*, has more than doubled in England in recent years, rising from an average of 80 in 2003-2004 to 163 in 2010-2011, according to new research by The University of Manchester.
- Mental health patients more than twice as likely to be victims of homicide
Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population, according to a national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales, by The University of Manchester.
- Self-harm should not remain in the shadows – experts urge people to get help
World Self-Injury Awareness Day is on Saturday 1 March and one of the UK’s leading experts in self-harm and suicide is joining the call to try and raise awareness of the issue.
- Improved safety measures by mental health services help to reduce suicide rates
Mental health service providers looking after patients at risk of suicide need to reduce absconding on in-patient wards and boost specialist community services like crisis resolution to reduce deaths, a report by The University of Manchester out today (28 November) shows.
- Hospital treatment for patients who self-harm in England is ‘as variable as ever’
Hospital management of patients who self-harm in England has barely changed in the past 10 years despite the introduction of clinical guidelines a new study shows.
- Manchester academic helps Trust launch suicide prevention strategy
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has today (Tuesday 10th September 2013) launched its local Suicide Prevention Strategy to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.