Free public discussion in London, 6-8pm on Wed 20th July
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Can risk assessment in mental health be evidence-based?

Free public discussion London 6-8pm 20th July 2016

“Failed by mental health services” is an all too familiar newspaper headline. Can mental health services use new research into risks of self-harm, harm to others, and violence from others to make better decisions? Or is risk assessment simply a box-ticking exercise, and might overemphasis on risk damage patient care?

We are organising a live public discussion in London on Wednesday 20th July at 6-8pm to discuss this subject and we want you to get involved!

This debate is a partnership between the UCL Division of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and the National Elf Service.

What’s the plan?
These questions and more will be addressed in a 90-minute ‘question-time’ style conversation featuring a panel of experts from a range of backgrounds: health professionals, researchers, and service users. There will be ample opportunity to share your views and drive the discussion. The debate will take in a room in London but also on Twitter, so if you can’t join us in person, please participate in the conversation at ‪#PreventableHarm‬.

The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube and made available afterwards on The Lancet Psychiatry podcast.

Expert panel
  • Michael Bloomfield, University College London (Co-Chair)
  • Alan Simpson, City University (Co-Chair)
  • Niall Boyce, The Lancet Psychiatry
  • Sarah Carr, Middlesex University
  • Seena Fazel, Oxford University
  • Hind Khalifeh, King’s College London
  • Farhana Mann, University College London

Where and when?
6-8pm, Wednesday 20th July 2016
Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre,
Roberts Building,
Torrington Place,
London, WC1E 7JE

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