Information sharing and suicide prevention: consensus statement

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health; Royal College of Psychiatrists; Royal College of General Practitioners
Department of Health
Date of publication
17 January 2014
Mental health services, Health Services
Social welfare
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This document provides a consensus statement on sharing information appropriately, within the legal framework, to help prevent suicide. The statement addresses the difficult balance health professionals can face between respecting client confidentiality, whilst at the same time doing everything possible to reduce the risk of suicide and supporting family members.

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