Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'self harm'
Self-harm: The short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care
In November 2011 the following recommendations were replaced with recommendations from Self-harm: longer-term management (NICE clinical guideline CG133): recommendations 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 on assessment of risk, 126.96.36.199 on special issues for children and young people, and 188.8.131.52 on psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions.
Recommendation 184.108.40.206 on psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions has been withdrawn.
The NICE clinical guideline on self-harm covers:
- the care people who harm themselves can expect to receive from healthcare professionals in hospital and out of hospital
- the information they can expect to receive
- what they can expect from treatment
- what kinds of services best help people who harm themselves
The guideline does not attempt to explain self-harm or describe the treatment in detail.
- CG16 Self-harm: full guideline - appendices 1 - 16
- CG16 Self-harm: full guideline - appendix 17
- CG16 Self-harm: full guideline - appendix 18
- CG16 Self-harm: full guideline - appendix 19
- CG16 Self-harm: algorithms
- CG16 Self-harm: NICE guideline (web format)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: self harm
This page was last updated: 13 February 2014
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
- CG16 Hunan-niwed: deall canllawiau NICE
Information for the public
Review decision date: February 2012
Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list.
Next review date: TBC
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