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Statement: Trust review of patients who have died by suicide

A review of patients who have died by suicide while in the care of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is to be undertaken.

Full terms of reference are still being drawn up and a date for the review to begin has still to be decided.

Chief Executive Anna Hills has issued the following statement today (Tuesday, 25 July 2023)

“The review will examine patient deaths, how we provide families with the information they need, how we recognise crucial themes, and how we embed the learnings into our future care.

“This will be an important piece of work and will include concerns which have been raised about serious incident investigations.

“This will cover the period from 2017 – when we signed up to the Zero Suicide Alliance – to the present day.

“The issues around suicide are sensitive and complex. We know there is no single cause and no single solution, and the effects are devasting on families, friends, and our staff who work so closely with patients.

“Above all, we continue to believe that suicide is not inevitable, and we can continue to improve our understanding and clinical practice.”


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