Kate Chartres

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Kate is a Nurse Consultant for the Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wears NHS Foundation Trust and works as a therapist. She is an expert leader and mentor, guiding the Newcastle Psychiatric Liaison Team. Kate prides herself on her direct and pragmatic approach to nursing leadership, keeping complex issues simple. She also represents nursing at a national level in a number of forums in Liaison Services. Her interests involve Liaison psychiatry, personality disorders/ complex trauma, EMDR and persistent physical symptoms.

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Psychosocial assessment, self-harm repetition and the role of the assessor

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Katherine Chartes reviews a cohort study comparing risk of repeat self-harm after psychosocial assessment, which suggests that psychosocial assessments can reduce re-attendance by 30% within a 12-month timeframe.

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