Self-harm: West Midlands

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 have presented at A&E departments requiring treatment for self-harm in CCG areas covering the (a) Greater Birmingham (b) the West Midlands metro area in each of the last five years.

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

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NHS Digital Hospital Episode Statistics record the number of attendances to accident and emergency for deliberate self-harm for under 18s, by clinical commissioning group (CCGs) of usual residence in Greater Birmingham and the West Midlands, for the years 2013-14 to 2017-18. Data collected does not necessarily reflect where a patient was treated as they may have travelled to another area for treatment.

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Total in Greater Birmingham

145

130

155

140

75

Total in West Midlands (excluding Greater Birmingham)

975

935

1,000

1,060

860

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (NHS Digital)

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