Year: 1994 Source: London, UK: HMSO, 1994. p.53-59 SIEC No: 19990008

This article discusses the general practitioner’s role in preventing suicide in the UK. As 40% of completed suicide visit their GPs the week prior to their death, there is relevance to improving the GP’s role. 10 targets are suggested in order to help improve their role, including: recognizing general practice, the sensitivity of the doctor/patient relationship, bridging research & clinical practice, avoiding fashion, teamwork, and the issue of referral between GPs and psychiatrists. (22 refs.)