Screening remand prisoners for drug misuse would be improved by training doctors better

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7121.1541a (Published 06 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1541
  1. Rosemary J Wool, Independent adviser on health care in secure environmentsa
  1. a Wicken House, 105 Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5EP

    Editor—In their case study of substance misuse by remand prisoners Mason et al found that “present prison procedures fail to identify the extent to which substances are used and misused in people newly remanded to prison.”1 In a recent (unpublished) study of the health needs presented by prisoners remanded into La Moye prison, Jersey, I examined the …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial