Letters Elderly prisoners

Addressing commissioning difficulties is a priority for elderly prisoners

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7454 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7454
  1. Jim Laidlaw, psychiatrist1
  1. 12gether NHS Foundation Trust, Wotton Lawn, Gloucester GL1 3WL, UK
  1. jim.laidlaw{at}glos.nhs.uk

Ginn highlights the difficulties of providing good health and social care to elderly prisoners in the UK.1 A prisoner’s deprivation of liberty should not result in lower quality health and social care.2

Provisions, including the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), are available for moving prisoners to hospital when they require healthcare …

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