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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The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology – December 2017

The December edition of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on the impact of collaborative case formulation with high risk offenders with personality disorder and predicting daily-life antisocial behaviour in institutionalized adolescents with Transgression-related Implicit Association Tests.

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Obesity in mental health secure units

Public Health England, February 2017

This review summarises the latest evidence on obesity in secure mental health units. It has been produced by Public Health England and the University of Sheffield to support the NHS England Mental Health Programme of Care Board and the future commissioning of these services.

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