Prisoner health

Delivery of health care in prisons presents unique challenges, and there is a lack of quantitative evidence about care in these environments. This spotlight collects our work towards gaining a better understanding of the health care needs of prisoners, their use of health services and how the quality of care compares to that of non-prisoners.


Published: 05/02/2019

Prisoner health 19/02/2018


Understanding prisoners’ health care needs, their use of health care services and the quality of care received.

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Nuffield Trust comments on prison health report 01/11/2018

Press release

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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