Offender Health

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Offender Health

A partnership between the UK Prison Service and Department of Health to improve the standard of healthcare in prisons. The aim is to provide prisoners with access to the same quality and range of healthcare services as the general public receives from the NHS. 

The Offender Health Division is responsible for leading on development and delivery of a cross-government Health and Criminal Justice Programme, with the aim of improving health and social care outcomes for adults and children in contact with the criminal justice system, focusing on early intervention, liaison and diversion. This is also a key component of the Reducing Re-offending and Health Inequalities Agenda, as many offenders have mental health and/or substance misuse problems and social care needs.
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Ms Moore, head of prison health care until 2014, was accused of a raft of misconduct charges by the NMC, alongside fellow senior nurses Paul Lawrence and Deborah Dickerson, who also worked in prison health care within the trust.
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"We also discussed addiction and overdosing, and the best means to combat them and improve prison health," he concluded.
Centurion succeeds Corizon Health Care, which has served as the state's prison health care provider for more than five years.
Experts raised their concerns about inmates' health at the Asian and Pacific Conference on Prison Health which began on Wednesday in Phnom Penh and organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), involving partners from the Health and Interior ministries, along with relevant NGOs in the region.
The World Health Organization recognizes the special setting that is prison health, and acknowledges that prisoners tend to have poorer physical, mental and social health than the population at large; in resource-poor areas like the Philippines it can only be expected that the facilities wouldn't be able to cater to the desires and needs of, say, an 89-year-old diva who's been known to refuse to share elevators, never mind prison cells.
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At a court hearing on Saturday regarding the transfer of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon to the prison hospital, CJP Nisar expressed extreme displeasure on the absence of prison health officials in the courtroom.
Prison health services: Prison nurses last month ratified a collective agreement (CA) which will deliver a four per cent pay increase over two years.
To address this situation, the prison health system is under-funded, under-equipped and under-staffed with under-motivated professionals applying inappropriate strategies that are essentially prescriptive.
Case study examples range from prison health care spending to estimating project costs for a new electronic records system.
Of the remaining deaths, three were classified as "natural causes", two were categorized as "unknown" at the time of writing and four were homicides, which also raise questions about prison health and safety, particularly in light of the murder of 19-year-old Zahid Mubarek by his cellmate Robert Stewart, a known violent racist with mental health problems, in Feltham young offenders' institution in March 2000.