Skip to main content
×
×
Home

General hospital services for those who carry out deliberate self-harm

  • Tom Hughes (a1), Susan Hampshaw (a2), Edward Renvoize (a2) and David Storer (a3)
Abstract

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published national guidelines for services for those who carry out deliberate self-harm. This study aimed to discover whether these recommendations are being followed. We conducted a semi-structured interview with a professional from the accident and emergency service and one from the specialist service at each of 16 hospitals in the former Yorkshire Regional Health Authority. The findings are that services are not adhering to the guidelines. The production of guidelines without an adequate implementation strategy is ineffective. The Department of Health should endorse the College guidelines, and produce an implementation strategy to secure the involvement of purchasers and providers.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      General hospital services for those who carry out deliberate self-harm
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      General hospital services for those who carry out deliberate self-harm
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      General hospital services for those who carry out deliberate self-harm
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
Department of Health and Social Security (1984) The Management of Deliberate Self-harm (Health Notice HN (84)25). Heywood: Department of Health and Social Security.
Hawton, K. & Fagg, J. (1992) Trends in deliberate self-poisoning and self-injury in Oxford, 1976–1990. British Medical Journal 304, 14091411.
Hawton, K. & Fagg, J. & James, R. (1995) General hospital services for attempted suicide patients: a survey in one region. Health Trends, 27, 1821.
Hawton, K. & Fagg, J., McKeown, S., Day, A., et al (1987) Evaluation of outpatient counselling compared with general practitioner care following overdoses. Psychological Medicine, 17, 751761.
McLeavy, B. C., Daly, R. J., Ludgate, J. W., et al (1994) Interpersonal problem-solving skills training in the treatment of self-poisoning patients. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour, 24, 382394.
Owens, D. (1990) Self-harm patients not admitted to hospital. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 24, 281283.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (1994) The General Hospital Management of Adult Deliberate Self-Harm. A Consensus Statement on Standards for Service Provision (Council Report CR32). London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Salkovskis, P., Atha, C. & Storer, D. (1990) Cognitive–behavioural problem solving in the treatment of patients who repeatedly attempt suicide: a controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 871876.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 2 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 14 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 21st July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

General hospital services for those who carry out deliberate self-harm

  • Tom Hughes (a1), Susan Hampshaw (a2), Edward Renvoize (a2) and David Storer (a3)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *