Prison Health

Working in secure environments such as prisons, secure hospitals, young offender institutions and immigration removal centres presents unique challenges. Our resources provide guidance for GPs working in this area.

Safer prescribing in prisons

Produced by RCGP’s Secure Environments Group, this is the first in a series of guidance documents for GPs and other healthcare professionals working in secure environments. It will also be of interest to GPs working with offenders in their community practice.

Safer prescribing in prisons [PDF]

Get information about our Secure Environment Group

To get more information about the group, or contact your regional representative, please contact seg@rcgp.org.uk 

4th Health and Justice Summit

The RCGP Secure Environments Group is supporting the 4th Health and Justice Summit: Improving patient experience in secure environment healthcare.

To submit a workshop or poster, please follow the link.

Please see the flyer for further details.

RCGP Wales Secure Environment Network (SEN)

The RCGP Wales Secure Environment Network (SEN) brings together clinicians in Wales who work within secure environments and with the socially excluded to promote best practice in the provision of care.

SEN aims to develop, support and encourage the role of doctors in providing primary care in secure environments in Wales such as the Prison Service and Probation Service by:

  • supporting and encouraging training for GPs working in these areas and support the continuity of care and integration of patients from secure environments on return to the wider community
  • supporting and encouraging the development of research into primary care in secure environments and the professional leadership of this group of doctors across Wales.

To find out more contact RCGP Wales at welshc@rcgp.org.uk or telephone: 029 2050 4038.

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