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Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre self-assessment and snap shot data collection

29th April 2019

NCISH.fw.pngThe SCN is currently overseeing Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) self-assessments and carrying out a snapshot data collection exercise to determine the scale of self-harm across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

This important work will help the Integrated Care System (ICS) understand the true scale of the challenges our EDs and UTCs are facing, whilst also identifying areas needing further support. The activities will provide information to support the CAMHS redesign, as well as opportunities for investment across the region.

During April, all Lancashire and South Cumbria’s EDs and UTCs have been completing the NCISH* self-assessment, which covers the eight quality statements from NICE guidance (QS34 and Clinical Guidelines CG16 and CG133). Simultaneously, the data collection exercise has been gathering data on 14 different pieces of information for every presentation of self-harm at our EDs or UTCs. The data collected spans all ages across adults, children and young people

* National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health

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