WEPHREN is funded and delivered by UK Health Security Agency, working with international partners such as the WHO and others. A Steering Committee made up from members of the WHO Health in Prisons Programme Steering Group and other experts in the field meet once a quarter to support UKHSA in this endeavour. Find out more here.Go to page
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Prison vaccine hesitancy
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RCGP COVID-19 Guidance for healthcare in secure environments - A guide for clinicians
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BMJ Open paper on mental health & prisons 'Scoping review of mental health in prisons through the COVID-19 pandemic
UKHSA to continue mission to improve health for people in prison as PHE’s term as a designated Collaborating Centre for WHO Health in Prisons Programme ends
Authors: Pearce et al The breadth of recommendations identified in this review reflects the complexity of COVID-19 response in custodial settings.
Managing Covid-19 and other epidemics in prisons and places of detention Guest Editors: Morage MacDonald, David Kane Access the journal here
Authors: Davies et al Many prisoners still struggle to access hospital services despite their significant health care needs and early data suggests the pandemic has worsened access further. In ...
PHE has made the decision to stand down the role of UK Collaborating Centre (UKCC) for the WHO Health in Prisons Programme. This follows discussion with WHO and reflects PHE’s transition to UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) from 1 October 2021 and consequent revised priorities within this new organisation and specifically the ambition of UKHSA to be a global leader in health security.
Humane and evidence-based prison health systems with community links will improve public health within and outside prison walls, both for COVID-19 and other health issues.
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