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Department of Health’s Response to the Health Select Committee's Inquiry into Suicide Prevention

The government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into suicide prevention responds to the committee’s recommendations for improving delivery of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy was published on the 31 July 2017.

“We acknowledge that there is a long way to go to achieve this ambition and suicide rates in England remain too high. However, we are encouraged that after years of increasing suicides since 2008, we began to see the suicide rate decrease between 2014 and 2015. England continues to have the lowest suicide rates in the UK and low when compared to other European countries.” Department of Health, July 2017

The response was prepared by the Department of Health in consultation with other government departments and agencies, including NHS England, Public Health England and Health Education England.

Full Report and Source:

Events of interest:

Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives
Friday 29 September 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

15 August 2017


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