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Leaving prison

At least a month before you leave, someone in the healthcare team should:

  • talk to you about planning your care and support after you leave

  • help you register with a GP outside prison.

The prison healthcare team should work with other services like social care, community mental health, probation services or drugs and alcohol workers, to make sure you get the right support when you leave.

Taking medicines after you leave prison

The prison healthcare team should make sure you can keep taking the medicine you need, even if you are released or transferred at short notice.

They should make sure you have at least 7 days' worth of medicine when you leave, or a type of prescription called an 'FP10' that helps you get your medicine quickly. They should also give you information about taking your medicine the right way.

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