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NHS ignoring prisoners' health needs, says report

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1014
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The health needs of prisoners are being ignored, says a report criticising the NHS for missing an important opportunity to tackle problems of addiction among prisoners and prevent reoffending.

    Working conditions in prison medicine are so poor that experienced doctors and nurses are leaving the service in droves, said the BMA's report Prison Medicine: a Crisis Waiting to Break. Of …

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