The psychiatric aspects of imprisonment revisited

Brooker, Charlie and Birmingham, Luke (2009) The psychiatric aspects of imprisonment revisited. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 20 (Sup. 1). S1-S4. ISSN 1478-9949

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Thirty years ago, in their seminal consideration of the psychiatric treatment received by prisoners, Gunn and colleagues called for a comprehensive system of care and treatment in custodial environments (Gunn, Robertson, Dell, & Way, 1978). The first stage was for the National Health Service (NHS) to take responsibility for prison healthcare from the Home Office. The first foundations were laid in 2000 when the Prison Service and the NHS formed a formal partnership, and in 2006 primary care trusts (PCTs) finally became responsible for commissioning all prison health-care including mental health. Mental health in-reach teams, described as the prison equivalent of community mental health teams (Department of Health & HM Prison Service, 2001), were intended to be the main vehicle for improved mental health service delivery for prisoners.

Keywords:custody, editorial, forensic psychiatry, health care delivery, health care personnel, health care system, human, medical education, mental disease, mental health care, national health service, personality disorder, priority journal, prison, rehabilitation care, victim
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:08 Jul 2013 12:57

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