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Clinical update

NICE guidance on preventing suicide in community and custodial settings

Guidelines have been set out in an attempt to reduce the number of people taking their lives 
Suicide

Guidelines have been set out in an attempt to reduce the number of people taking their lives

Essential facts

Almost 6,000 people took their own lives in the UK last year and suicide is now the leading cause of death for men under 50. Only one third of the people who kill themselves were known to mental health services, but many of the other two-thirds will have come into contact with other health professionals, including nurses and GPs.

What’s new?

New guidance intended to help prevent suicide in community and custodial settings has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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