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Self-harm in over 8s: long-term management [CG133]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.3.11

Do not use risk assessment tools and scales to predict future suicide or repetition of self-harm.

What was measured: The proportion of mental health organisations using a risk assessment tool as a predictive instrument.
Data collection end: March 2018
95%
Number that met the criteria: 81 / 85
Area covered: UK
Source: National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health. The assessment of clinical risk in mental health services.


Recommendation: 1.3.12

Do not use risk assessment tools and scales to determine who should and should not be offered treatment or who should be discharged.

What was measured: The proportion of mental health organisations using the score/outcome from a risk assessment tool to determine management.
Data collection end: March 2018
94%
Number that met the criteria: 80 / 85
Area covered: UK
Source: National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health. The assessment of clinical risk in mental health services.



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