STITCH HIT achievements

Here are some of the highlights of what the Improving Care in Self-Harm (STITCH) Health Integration Team has achieved so far.

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) has announced the first round of research projects that it will be working on in the first part of 2015.

The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association is undertaking an investigation into prescribing, following the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) called for medicines that are lethal in overdose...

Salena Williams, Director of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT), looks back at the team's work in 2013-14.

Director of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT), Salena Williams appeared on BBC Radio Bristol on Saturday 5 July, talking about the new extended Liaison Psychiatry service at the city's A&E departments.

Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, has raised STITCH HIT's recommendation to allow prescriptions to be dispensed in instalments for at risk patients, in Parliament.

The Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) has been shortlisted in the Mental Health category of the 2014 Patient Safety & Care Awards.

The Improving Care in Self-Harm (STITCH) Health Integration Team held a ground-breaking 'shared voices' conference in October where Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department (ED) staff and self-harm patients came together for the first time.

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT Director Salena Williams appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour on 29 November, talking about her work on improving the experience of self-harm patients in A&E.

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