Nursing in justice and forensic health care: Professional resources
Resources for nursing staff working in prisons, police custody and other forensic and justice secure care settings
- Dementia Care Principles for People in Prison. This document sets out the five principles, based on evidence gathered from people living with dementia, carers and practitioners, that form a shared commitment to improving dementia care in prisons
- CN advice guide. Violence in the workplace
- Independent Advisory Panel for Deaths in Custody & RCN. Avoidable natural deaths in prison custody: putting things right
- Nursing in justice and forensic health care clinical topic. This specialist area contains information and resources relevant to those working in the field of nursing in justice and forensic health care.
- Time and space: mindfulness based videos for nursing staff. The six videos each cover a different stage of your day, from starting your day to arriving home. Each video provides practical techniques which you can put into practice. See also: Time and space: enabling diffusing activities (2019)
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidance (2016). To support the decision making process of when not to perform CPR in prisons and immigration removal centres
- Journal of Forensic Nursing (2018). What does the implementation of peer care training in a U.K. prison reveal about prisoner engagement in peer care-giving? Stewart, Warren MA, PG Diploma, BSc(Hons), RN, PG Certificate
- Ministry of Justice (2018) Female Offender Strategy. A female offender strategy for women in the criminal justice system.
- NHS England (2018) Advice on actions for suspected ingestion of nicotine e-cigarette vaping liquid. This brief information is to support staff delivering care in health and justice settings.
- NHS England (2014) Guidance for the handling of Tramadol in health and justice residential sites. This guidance provides information on the handling of Tramadol as a result of changes in the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971).
- NICE (2018) Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system. This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and managing mental health problems in adults (aged 18 and over) who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
- NICE (2017) Physical health of people in prisons. This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing physical health problems of adults aged 18 years and older in prisons or young offender institutes.
- NICE (2016) Physical health of people in prison. This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing physical health problems of people in prison. It aims to improve health and wellbeing in the prison population by promoting more coordinated care and more effective approaches to prescribing, dispensing and supervising medicines.
- NICE (2013) Quality Standard for Self Harm. This quality standard covers the initial management of self-harm and the provision of longer-term support for children and young people (aged 8 to 18) and adults (aged 18 and over) who self-harm.
- Public Health England (2018) Police and public health innovation in practice: an overview of collaboration across England.
- Royal College of General Practitioners. Equivalence of care in Secure Environments in the UK. Prison health is public health - an RCGP position statement on care in secure environments
- Scottish Government (2017) Healthcare in prisons.This report by the Health and Sport Committee followed a short inquiry into healthcare in prisons.
- Scottish Health in Custody Network. This website is designed for professionals who are interested in the healthcare that is provided with police and prison custody.
- UK Health Security Agency. Management of acute respiratory illness in prisons and places of detention
- University of Oxford (2018) Safeguarding children when sentencing mothers. Oxford University has collaborated with the Prison Reform Trust to create new resources, including films and briefings, to help criminal justice professionals improve their understanding of the impacts of maternal imprisonment.
- World Health Organization (2013) HIV prevention, treatment and care in prisons and other closed settings: A comprehensive package of interventions. This document aims to support countries in planning and implementing an effective response to HIV and AIDS in prisons and other closed settings.
Page last updated - 15/12/2021