Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4708

Date Request Received: 07/11/2018 11:29:52

Date Request Replied To: 19/11/2018 12:29:24

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Request Summary: Suicide rates amongst nurses since 2012

Request Category: Health

Question Number 1:
Please state the number of deaths in service [i.e.: during employment, but not necessarily on the premises or during working hours] of nursing staff employed by your organisation since 2012.
I am interested only in data relating to nurses/nursing staff. For the purposes of this FOI, I define this to relate to those who hold a registered nursing qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council who are on Agenda for Change band 5 or upwards
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
a. Please state how many of the total deaths were recorded, known, or otherwise suspected to be suicide?

b. Please state what the different categories of cause of death were recorded as, for the purposes of the organisation’s own reporting and recording. For example; cancer, heart failure, suicide etc.
Answer To Question 2:
Information not held
Question Number 3:
Please include copies of any ‘death in service’ procedure or policy the organisation uses.
Answer To Question 3:
Information not held
Question Number 4:
Please describe if there is any work in progress to address mental health needs or suicide risk among your nursing workforce, or alternatively, where there have been suicides whether there have been any changes in workplace practices as a result?
Answer To Question 4:
We have a staff counsellor and we do a lot of work around stress management including resilience training.
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