Sudden unexplained death in psychiatric in-patients

Project Details


Our study of sudden unexplained death (SUD) in psychiatric in-patients was established in March 1999 to investigate sudden deaths in patients taking anti-psychotic drugs. We published a paper in the Journal of Psychopharmacology that reported on the association between SUD and psychotropic medication. The study continued to monitor the incidence and characteristics of SUD in psychiatric in-patients in England and Wales, with a particular focus on the impact of restraint.

The SUD study was part of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) core work programme, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). Data from the SUD study has been published each year in the NCISH's annual reports. The study concluded in March 2018.
Effective start/end date1/03/9931/03/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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