Physical health of people in prison (NG57)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing problems with physical health of people in prison, aiming to improve their health and wellbeing. This can be achieved via coordinated care and more effective approaches to prescribing, dispensing and supervising medicines.

Whilst this guidance is aimed at clinical staff and managers in prisons, the framework is broadly applicable to other secure settings.

This guideline includes recommendations on:

  • Assessing a person’s health on admission
  • Managing and supervising medicines
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • How to manage health emergencies and support people with rapidly deteriorating health

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