National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH)

What is the study about?
For over 20 years, NCISH has provided definitive national figures on suicide and homicide, to patients, health services and governments, helping to inform the development of policy and strategies for safer care locally, nationally and internationally. NCISH findings have also contributed to local patient safety audits and national clinical guidelines.

Who can take part?
The study will identify participants using electronic patient records to establish service users who have died by suicide whilst receiving mental health care in the previous 12 months.

What is involved?
The Inquiry team will contact will contact the consultant who had been delivering mental health care to the participant to complete a questionnaire about diagnosis and care.

How can people get involved?
Participants will be identified using electronic care records.