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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18951: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) completed and (b) attempted suicides in each mental health unit have been recorded in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 1 November 2018

This data is not centrally held by ISD because the recording of data is subject to variation due to the complexity of this area. As it stands, there is not a way of identifying attempted or completed suicides within Mental Health Units in the Scottish Morbidity Record (SMR) dataset, however, ISD has an ongoing programme of data quality assurance to improve the quality of data collected.