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  6. Five-year report of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (2006) - pdf
  7. Adapted with permission from: Hawton, K., Saunders, K. E. A. and O’Connor, R. C. (2012). Self-harm and suicide in adolescents. Lancet, 379, 2373-2382.
  8. General Medical Council confidentiality guidance (2009)
  9. Mental Capacity Act (2005)

This guide was developed at the Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford by Professor Keith Hawton, Carolina Casañas i Comabella, Dr Kate Saunders and Dr Camilla Haw, with the following general practitioners: Dr Kate Smith, Dr Deborah Waller and Dr Ruth Wilson, and with the assistance of several other clinicians with a range of professional backgrounds. It has been funded by the Judi Meadows Memorial Fund and Maudsley Charity.