Clinical update

Physical health of people in prison

Read our guide on a new resource from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that urges nurses to ensure patients in prison receive the same standard of care as the general population.
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Read our guide on a new resource from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that urges nurses to ensure patients in prison receive the same standard of care as the general population

Essential facts

Since 2013, NHS England has been responsible for commissioning health services for those in prison in England. According to NICE, healthcare in prison plays an important role in identifying health needs, including chronic conditions.

What’s new

In November, NICE published new guidance on the physical health of people in prison. It includes recommendations on assessing someone’s health when they come in to prison, managing and supervising medicines, promoting health and well-being in prison and how to manage health emergencies and support those with rapidly

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