This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing physical health problems of adults aged 18 years and older in prisons or young offender institutes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover:

  • people in immigration removal centres
  • people in police custody
  • NHS care provided for prisoners outside the prison service (for example in an acute hospital)
  • end of life care
  • dental management, other than self-care.

Keeping quality standards up to date

This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.

Next review: August 2018.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards