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Suicide: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received medical treatment as a result of an attempted suicide in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is shown in the following table.

Count of finished admitted episodes with an external cause of intentional self-harm, 2012-13 to 2016-17

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Total

107,451

117,115

110,618

113,253

107,291

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital

Notes:

  1. A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes.
  2. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.
  1. The data provided covers hospital inpatient activity only.

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