New Strategy to Cut Suicides 'Achievable', Says Clegg (BBC)

January 19, 2015

The government is calling for a fundamental overhaul of how the NHS tackles suicides. Deputy PM Nick Clegg says many suicides are preventable and wants hospitals to aim to end all such deaths. The approach is based on a successful scheme in the US city of Detroit, where the suicide rate among patients in the scheme fell by 75% within four years. The deputy prime minister wants hospitals to adopt an approach pioneered by the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit. Full Story at the BBC.