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
We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.