The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – October 2018

The October issue of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on acting on delusions and the role of negative affect in the pathway to serious violence, the relationship between forensic mental health staff and patients, and family support groups for family members of mentally ill offenders.

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The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – Issue 4

Issue 4 of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on head banging as a form of self-harm among inpatients within forensic mental health and intellectual disability services, forensic psychiatric experiences, stigma, and self-concept, and association of seclusion with diagnosis, gender, length of stay and HoNOS-secure in low and medium secure inpatient mental health service.

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Public health in prisons and secure settings

Public Health England, April 2018

These are resources to track, treat and prevent single infections and outbreaks in prisons, secure settings and health services. They include guidance on:

  • Infection control in prisons and secure settings
  • Reporting single incidents and outbreaks
  • Prison and secure settings health services
  • Prescribed places of detention: health needs assessment toolkits
  • Improving testing and treatment rates for bloodborne viruses
  • Five nations health and justice collaboration

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Service specification: low secure mental health services (Adult)

NHS England, March 2018

This service specification describes low secure inpatient services for adults (male and female) to be delivered within a clearly defined geographical area at multi-regional, regional and/or sub-regional level with service configuration determined locally based on population needs and existing service provision.

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Service specification: medium secure mental health services (Adult)

NHS England, March 2018

This service specification describes medium secure inpatient services for adults (male and female) to be delivered within a clearly defined geographical area at multi-regional, regional and/or sub-regional level with service configuration determined locally based on population needs and existing service provision.

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The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – Issue 2

Issue 2 of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This edition includes articles on the impact of an intensive inpatient violent offender treatment programme on intermediary treatment targets, violence risk and aggressive behaviour in a sample of mentally disordered offenders, and a psychometric evaluation of the Defence Style Questionnaire-40 in a UK forensic patient population.

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