Prison healthcare services: the need for political courage

Br J Psychiatry. 2019 May 9;1-3. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2019.43. Online ahead of print.


SummaryPrisons in England and Wales have reached a low point in service delivery. Despite initial improvements after National Health Service transfer in 2006, it has deteriorated since 2010, with numerous reports giving cause for concern. Improvements are now urgently required, and political courage and a revised national programme of expenditure are necessary.Declaration of interestNone.

Keywords: Prison; forensic mental health services; human rights.