Date lodged: 21 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS staff will have received suicide prevention training by May 2019.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 5 September 2018
As stated in the new Suicide Prevention Action Plan, the training is to be developed by May 2019. Detail on this, including categories and groups of NHS staff who should be prioritised for the training, will be considered by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, which will make recommendations to Ministers on detail. In the meantime, a range of existing training on suicide prevention is already available to NHS Boards.