Guidelines and information on:
healthcare in prisons in England
healthcare for offenders in the community in England
healthcare for offenders in Wales
Community Sentence Treatment Requirements
National Partnership Agreement for Prison Healthcare in England 2018-2021.
This report highlights where improvements can be made in the communication between health and prison systems to improve patient safety and provides valuable insights, which will guide the work of partner organisations committed to improving the quality of healthcare in prisons through the National Prison Healthcare Board for England.
A summary and the final full report are available.
This National Partnership Agreement sets out:
the defined roles of the five partners
the commitment to working together and sharing accountability for delivery through the linked governance structures
core objectives and our priorities for 2018-21, and a link to the workplans that provide the details of the activities to deliver priorities
how they are working together to improve data and evidence so that they can better understand the health needs of people in custody and the quality of health and social care services delivered to people in prisons.
The report by INQUEST sets out the following recommendations to improve safety and prevent future deaths:
1. Halt prison building, commit to an immediate reduction in the prison population and divert people away from the criminal justice system.
2. Prison staff, including healthcare staff, require improved training to meet minimum human rights standards to ensure the health, well-being and safety of prisoners.
3. Ensure access to justice for bereaved families through the provision of automatic non-means tested legal aid funding for specialist legal representation to cover prepar