Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People entering or transferring between prisons have a medicines reconciliation carried out before their second-stage health assessment.

Statement 2 People entering or transferring between prisons have a second-stage health assessment within 7 days.

Statement 3 People entering or transferring between prisons are tested for blood-borne viruses and assessed for risk of sexually transmitted infections.

Statement 4 People in prison who have complex health and social care needs have a lead care coordinator.

Statement 5 People being transferred or discharged from prison are given a minimum of 7 days' prescribed medicines or an FP10 prescription.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing physical health services to people in prisons include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.