Publications

Responding to issues of self-harm and thoughts of suicide in young people

New Suicide and Self-harm guidance to support teachers and professionals who regularly come into contact with young people. The guidance focusses on early intervention and the safe management of self-harm and suicidal thoughts when they arise.

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Self-harm presentation across healthcare settings by sex in young people: an e-cohort study using routinely collected linked healthcare data in Wales, UK

This study used individual-level linked data across general practice, emergency departments (EDs), outpatients and hospital admissions to examine contacts across settings and time by sex for self-harm in individuals aged 10–24 years old in Wales, UK.

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Epidemiology of eating disorders in primary care in children and young people: a Clinical Practice Research Datalink study

Examination of current temporal trends and clinical management patterns of eating disorders (ED) in primary care is lacking. We aimed to calculate annual incidence rates of EDs in primary care by age, sex and deprivation. We also explored the care received through referrals, psychotropic prescriptions and associated secondary care service use.

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Mental Healthcare in Young People and Young Adults

A review of the quality of care provided to children and young people with mental health conditions admitted to a general health hospital or mental health facility and an assessment of healthcare utilisation in this group using routinely collected national datasets.

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What is an admission? A standardised approach to classifying inpatient episode data from multiple jurisdictions

Inpatient datasets in the UK are primarily organised by episodes (periods of care under an individual consultant), while researchers often want to measure admissions (periods of stay in hospital). We developed a standardized method for identifying admissions in inpatient data, while accounting for differences between the four UK nations.

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