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Subsequent health assessment:- When should subsequent health assessments be carried out in prison for people serving long-term sentences?

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(if applicable)

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

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2016