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GPs should provide tailored support to people bereaved by suicide, says NICE

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 10 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5498
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

GPs should help to identify people who are bereaved or otherwise affected by a suspected suicide and offer them information and tailored support, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.1

NICE’s new quality standard on suicide prevention comes as the latest data from the Office for National Statistics show that the prevalence of suicide in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013.2

People who are bereaved or affected by a suspected suicide are themselves at increased risk of suicide, NICE said, and providing support as soon …

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