Funding for this research was provided by:
Programme Grants for Applied Research (RP-PG-0610-10026)
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Received: 6 June 2018
Accepted: 19 December 2018
First Online: 27 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The monitoring systems for self-harm in Oxford and Derby have approval from local Health /Psychiatric Research Ethics Committees to collect data on self-harm for local and multicentre projects. Self-harm monitoring in Manchester is part of a clinical audit system, and has been ratified by the local Research Ethics Committee. All three monitoring systems are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act of 1998. All centres have approval under Section 251 of the National Health Services (NHS) Act 2006 (formerly Section 60, Health and Social Care Act 2001) to collect patient identifiable information without patient consent.We also obtained specific Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) approval from the CPRD (protocol number 14_064R2) and also from ONS to obtain mortality data.
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