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Plans to try to reduce suicides in the UK

The government is calling for a fundamental overhaul of how the NHS tackles the issue of people taking their own lives.

Deputy PM Nick Clegg says many suicides are preventable and wants hospitals to aim to end all such deaths.

More than 4,700 people killed themselves in England in 2013, a rise of more than 6% on 2012.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 19 Jan 2015
  • From the section Health
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