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Peer social support training in UK prisons

11 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Aim To undertake a service evaluation to assess the effect of peer social support training using two separate learning programmes, which were designed to assist...

Suicide in recently released prisoners: a systematic review

01 November 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Background Research on the mortality of released prisoners is sparse and what research has been conducted has mainly focused on drug-related causes of death. We...

Doing time: health care in the criminal justice system

01 December 2010

Nursing Older People


Prisoners over the age of 60 are the fastest growing age group in prison, but they face isolation and discrimination because their specialist health, social and...

Functions of non-suicidal self-injury in prisoners with mental health diagnoses

21 June 2018

Mental Health Practice

thematic analysis

Aim To gain accounts of the functions of self-harm in a sample of adult male prisoners with mental health difficulties and to learn what they believed would help...

Assessment and management of older prisoners

30 April 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

People over 60 make up the fastest growing age group in prison, but their specialist health and social needs may be difficult to accommodate on general wings. The...

Prisoner peer caregiving: a literature review

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To explore the role of prisoner caregivers in providing peer social care to older prisoners and to identify methodological information and challenges to...

Nurses’ role in helping offenders to adopt healthier lifestyles

30 January 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The prison population in England and Wales is increasing and so is the requirement for health care and health promotion for prisoners. This article explores the...