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IMH Lunchtime Webinar with Dr Leah Quinlivan

Monday 6 September 2021 (13:00-14:00)

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Self-harm and the central role of psychosocial assessment for improving patient safety in emergency departments

Psychosocial assessments are recommended for all patients presenting to hospital with self-harm. The proportion of people receiving an assessment varies widely across services, which has significant implications for patient safety. Patients who do not receive a psychosocial assessment are at risk of further non-fatal and fatal self-harm. In this talk, Dr Leah Quinlivan will overview the important role of psychosocial assessments for improving patient safety in emergency departments.

leah quinlivan

Dr Leah Quinlivan is a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. She leads the self-harm research component and co-leads the patient involvement and engagement work in self-harm and suicide prevention in the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. She is also an expert content advisor for the NHS England & NHS Improvement funded programme to improve community-based services for self-harm.

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