Police-led real-time surveillance system for suspected suicides in Great Britain

Marzano, Lisa; Norman, Hilary; Sohal, Baljit; Hawton, Keith and Mann, Richard. 2023. Police-led real-time surveillance system for suspected suicides in Great Britain. BMJ Mental Health, 26(1), e300643. ISSN 2755-9734 [Article]

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It has become increasingly apparent that rapidly available information about the occurrence of suicides is needed, particularly to support suicide prevention efforts. Concerns about the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerability to suicide highlighted the need for such early data internationally. Here, we set out the nature, current status and content of a real-time suicide monitoring system in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), and explore its potential to contribute to timely and targeted suicide prevention initiatives. We also discuss the challenges to successful implementation.

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Funding: This study was funded by British Transport Police (grant/award number: not applicable).

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21 March 2023Accepted
21 April 2023Published

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03 May 2023 10:56

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