- Recommendation ID
Subsequent health assessment:- When should subsequent health assessments be carried out in prison for people serving long-term sentences?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- Case management of chronic conditions in prison is difficult, and opportunities for self-care may be limited. The number of older people and people serving long sentences in prison is increasing.
There is emerging anecdotal evidence that long-term incarceration exacerbates chronic ill health and causes early onset of conditions associated with old age. Research on this topic would help inform whether additional health checks may be needed to prevent potential health deterioration and quickly identify any new health-related conditions.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Physical health of people in prison
- Date issued
- November 2016
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|