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Chart of the week: The rising tide of Covid-19 infections in our overcrowded prisons

Data story 19/01/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, with new data showing that coronavirus infections rose more rapidly across the prisoner population in December than they did across the general population, Dr Miranda Davies and Eilís...

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Covid-19 in prisons: fewer cases than feared but it’s not the whole story

Blog post 22/09/2020Dr Miranda Davies | Eilís Keeble

While there have been fewer cases of Covid-19 cases in prisons than initially feared, rates of the virus have still been higher than in the wider community. Miranda Davies and Eilís Keeble look at why that might be, and the wider implications of lockdown restrictions on prisoners’ physical and me...

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Prisoners missing out on hospital treatment, new research reveals

Press release 26/02/2020

New research shows four in ten hospital appointments made for prisoners are cancelled or missed and that over one in ten pregnant prisoners gave birth either in prison or on their way to hospital in 2017/18.

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Prisoner health: Dr Miranda Davies Q&A

Blog post 26/02/2020Dr Miranda Davies

As we publish our new research today on prisoners’ use of health care, we spoke to lead author Dr Miranda Davies about the project.

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What can we learn from hospital data about prisoner health?

Presentation 31/01/2019

A taster of early findings from analysis of prisoners' use of inpatient hospital services in 2017/18, current Nuffield Trust research in progress and potential uses of    hospital data to better …

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Nuffield Trust comments on prison health report

Press release 01/11/2018

A lack of data means we are flying blind when it comes to understanding prisoners’ health needs and how to meet them.

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What to expect when you’re expecting in prison?

Blog post 05/09/2018Dr Miranda Davies

As the prisoner health project continues, it’s become clear to Miranda Davies there are different gaps in knowledge. In this blog, she looks at what we know (or don’t know) about pregnant women in prison, and what our research will do about it.

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Us and them: the impact of prejudice on prisoners’ health care

Blog post 20/04/2018Dr Miranda Davies

Miranda Davies looks at the perceptions that people have about prisons, and how they might affect the health care that prisoners receive.

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Numbers matter in prison

Blog post 13/03/2018Dr Miranda Davies

At the start of a new project, Dr Miranda Davies looks at how prisoner and staff numbers impact on health and care, and explains what our new research will do.

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