Prison health: health and justice annual report

Public Health England, June 2015
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Public Health England works in partnership to identify and meet the health and social care needs of people in prisons and other prescribed places of detention (PPDs), as well as those in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) in the community.

This report captures a broad range of activity led by the national health and justice team in PHE working both across our own organisation and with a broad range of partners internationally, nationally and locally across all the domains of public health practice.

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Care After Death: Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (Second edition)

Hospice UK, May 2015

First published in 2011, the ‘Guidance for staff responsible for care after death’ showed that care after death is the first stage of a process which involves a range of professional groups and that coordinated working is vital if the process is to run smoothly. Endorsed by three royal colleges and other national organisations, the focus of the second edition has been extended to include recommendations relating to the training of staff and to addressing deaths in mental health services and prisons. Author: Jo Wilson on behalf of National Nurse Consultant Group (Palliative Care).

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Assessing the risk of self-harm in an adult offender population: an incidence cohort study

National Institute for Health Research, October 2014

Self-harm is common among prisoners, particularly female prisoners. In 2007, concerned about the rising incidence, the prison service introduced a care-planning system called Assessment, Care in Custody, and Teamwork (ACCT). To date, it does not incorporate a standardised diagnostic test to estimate the risk of future self-harm.  This study aims to identify potential screening instruments, or items from those instruments, to predict the risk of self-harm among prisoners.

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