The Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) have had some spectacular successes over the last few years. The team have been working hard to make improvements to take self-harm care towards parity of esteem with physical illness, including developing the excellent care and treatment self-harm patients deserve.
Salena Williams, co-Director of STITCH, presented some impressive figures at the lunchtime seminar on our mental health HITs run by the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative in January.
So far the team have:
The chart above shows the drop in waiting times following STITCH's expansion of the psychiatric liaison service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2014.