Provision of health and social care in the adult prison estate
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Tuesday, 19 February 2019 to Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- HSP01 - Social Care Wales PDF 240 KB View as HTML (1) 10 KB
- HSP02 - British Medical Association Wales PDF 441 KB
- HSP03 - An individual PDF 94 KB View as HTML (3) 4 KB
- HSP04 - Hepatitis C Trust PDF 332 KB
- HSP05 - British Dental Association Wales PDF 299 KB View as HTML (5) 31 KB
- HSP06 - Resettlement and care for older ex-offenders and prisoners PDF 402 KB View as HTML (6) 29 KB
- HSP07 - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board PDF 413 KB
- HSP08 - False Allegation Support Organisation PDF 3 MB
- HSP09 - Public Health Wales PDF 471 KB
- HSP10 - South Wales against Wrongful Conviction PDF 500 KB View as HTML (10) 101 KB
- HSP11 - Bridgend County Borough Council PDF 178 KB View as HTML (11) 32 KB
- HSP12 - Royal College of General Practitioners PDF 461 KB
- HSP13 - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy PDF 283 KB View as HTML (13) 60 KB
- HSP14 - Royal College of Nursing Wales PDF 919 KB
- HSP15 - Older People's Commissioner for Wales PDF 241 KB View as HTML (15) 86 KB
- HSP16 - Royal College of Occupational Therapists PDF 1 MB
- HSP17 - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists PDF 353 KB View as HTML (17) 65 KB
- HSP18 - Royal College of Psychiatrists PDF 604 KB View as HTML (18) 109 KB
- HSP19 - Clinks PDF 397 KB View as HTML (19) 99 KB
- HSP20 - Howard League for Penal Reform PDF 209 KB View as HTML (20) 49 KB
- HSP21 - Hywel Dda University Health Board PDF 569 KB
- HSP22 - Royal Pharmaceutical Society PDF 300 KB View as HTML (22) 63 KB
- HSP22a - Additional information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society PDF 319 KB View as HTML (23) 10 KB
- HSP23 - Welsh NHS Confederation PDF 211 KB View as HTML (24) 35 KB
- HSP24 - Cardiff University and the Offender Health Research Network-Cymru PDF 613 KB
- HSP25 - Swansea Bay University Health Board PDF 439 KB View as HTML (26) 59 KB
- HSP26 - Conwy Social Care Department PDF 214 KB View as HTML (27) 28 KB
- HSP27 - Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service in Wales PDF 538 KB
- HSP28 - Gilead Sciences PDF 314 KB View as HTML (29) 35 KB
- HSP29 - Cais, Hafal and WCADA PDF 451 KB View as HTML (30) 29 KB
- HSP30 - Royal College of Physicians PDF 708 KB
- HSP31 - Welsh Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru PDF 343 KB View as HTML (32) 82 KB
- HSP32 - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board PDF 252 KB View as HTML (33) 128 KB
- HSP33 - Welsh Language Commissioner PDF 2 MB
- HSP34 - An individual PDF 221 KB View as HTML (35) 26 KB
- HSP35 - Healthcare Inspectorate Wales PDF 199 KB View as HTML (36) 43 KB
- HSP36 - Care Inspectorate Wales PDF 617 KB
- HSP37 - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons PDF 656 KB
- HSP38 - Prisons and Probation Ombudsman PDF 565 KB
- HSP39 - Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board PDF 294 KB
- HSP40 - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board PDF 657 KB
- HSP41 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales PDF 327 KB
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Purpose of the consultation
While prisons are not devolved, the healthcare system is, and the Welsh Government has a clear set of responsibilities in providing health and social care services to prisoners held in Wales.
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s inquiry focused on Welsh prisoners’ experiences of health and social care services in the adult prison estate. It considered:
- The effectiveness of current arrangements for the planning of health services for prisoners held in Wales and the governance of prison health and care services, including whether there is sufficient oversight.
- The demand for health and social care services in Welsh prisons, and whether healthcare services are meeting the needs of prisoners and tackling the health inequalities of people detained in Welsh prisons.
- What the current pressures on health and social care provision are in Welsh prisons, including workforce issues and services, such as mental health, substance misuse, learning disabilities, primary care out of hours, and issues relating to secondary, hospital-based care for inmates.
- How well prisons in Wales are meeting the complex health and social care needs of a growing population of older people in prison, and what potential improvements could be made to current services.
- If there are sufficient resources available to fund and deliver care in the Welsh prison estate, specifically whether the baseline budget for prisoner healthcare across Local Health Board needs to be reviewed.
- What the current barriers are to improving the prison healthcare system and the health outcomes of the prison population in Wales.
While focused on the adult prison estate in Wales, the Committee considered evidence on the female prison population and the issues facing those Welsh prisoners held in the secure estate in England. Specific issues relating to children and young people may also be explored further.
The deadline for responses was 14 May 2019.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
Telephone: 0300 200 6565