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Suicide risk assessment and management

Suicide risk assessment and management



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 30, 2015


June 30, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Shaznaz Russ and Dr Andreas Russ describes the role of the GP in suicide risk assessment and management. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include warning and protective signs for suicide, useful contacts and when to make an urgent referral.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Conduct a safe assessment of suicide risk in primary care¬†
  • Understand the warnings and protective signs for suicide
  • Organise urgent referrals appropriately
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Shaznaz Russ
    Community consultant psychiatrist
    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

    Dr Andreas Russ

    Test author
    Dr Roopa Jaiswal
    Locum GP


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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