If you would like to raise awareness about an event, please contact us on WEPHREN@phe.gov.uk

Previous WEPHREN events 



Webinar: Experiences managing COVID-19 in prisons and future planning. 17 December 15:00-17:00 CET organized by the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.


Released by WHO in March 2020, the Guidance on Preparedness, Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Prisons and Other Places of Detention, established a technical roadmap for prison administrations and healthcare practitioners in the context of COVID-19. To support countries in the implementation of the Guidance, Health in Prisons Programme published a Checklist for self-assessment of recommendations, targeting policy makers, prison administrators and healthcare clinicians working in prisons. The Checklist informed the analysis to support national stakeholders in assessing the COVID-19 response in prisons and identifying Member States’ needs for WHO support.

 The webinar aims to:

  • Present the collective main findings from countries that shared their Checklist responses with WHO, discuss limitations of the captured data and ways forward 
  • Elaborate on countries responses to the resurgence of COVID-19 in prisons, highlighting similarities and differences in their initial response between March and July 2020 
  • Discuss lessons learned by countries on the preparedness, prevention, control, and management of COVID-19 in prisons over the course of the pandemic. 
  • Raise awareness about the importance of data generation and sharing, and on development of research to inform policy and way forward.

 To sign up, please follow the link https://www.euro.who.int/webinar-covid19prison-register  Please note that the registration ends on 16 December at 16:00 CET

 Connection details will be provided in a separate communication to those who signed up.

 The event will have simultaneous translation into Russian.


 DIGNITY – Danish Institute against Torture invites you to join a webinar on monitoring health in places of detention which includes the launch of the DIGNITY Health Monitoring Manual.

 The webinar will take place on Wednesday 13 January 2021, 13.00 – 14.30 CET

 Note that attendance is dependent on individual sign-up via this email address: healthmonitoring@dignity.dk

 You will then receive the link to the webinar closer to the event. The deadline for sign-up is 7 January 2021.

1st Virtual RCGP Secure Environments Group Summit: Standing together through the pandemic in secure care

25th and 26th November 2020

We are fast approaching the 1st Virtual RCGP Secure Environments Group Summit.

This year's conference will provide you with a timely opportunity to share insight and best practice with peers while engaging with some of the sectors key through leaders.  The conference agenda is now complete and we are excited to welcome speakers covering topics including; Continuity of care, long-term condition management, safety in medicines management, alternatives to prescribing, with a particular focus in relation to COVID-19 on:

• Digital working and communication – “Virtual Medicine”

• Health & wellbeing of staff – Workforce resilience in the pandemic

• Mental health during the pandemic – Patient focus Registration is now open with limited delegate capacity.

To ensure you have a seat at this year’s 1st Virtual RCGP Secure Environments Group Summit please get in touch today.  Attendance is only £99+VAT and is payable via card.

Full agenda and benefits of attendance can be viewed here: https://www.convenzis.co.uk/events/rcgp-secure-environments-standing-together-through-the-pandemic-in-secure-care/

Telemedicine – Revolutionizing Prison Healthcare

Join an upcoming webinar on Tuesday 13th October 2020, 3pm-4.30pm (joining details below) 


This webinar will be delivered by Dr Owen Murray and Dr Joseph Penn from The University of Texas Medical Branch of Correctional Managed Care (UTMB-CMC).

Background: Originally established as a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1994, the University of Texas Medical Branch Correctional Managed Care provides managed health care for offenders in more than 100 adult and juvenile correctional facilities throughout the state of Texas. It offers medical, dental, and health services to more than 126,000 patients, or some 80% of the state's inmate population. UTMB has provided telehealth services to Texas prison patients since 1995. In the US fiscal year 19 UTMB held 150,000 telemedicine encounters, with approximately 60,000 being psychiatric and 60,000 primary care. 

This webinar will aim to cover: 

  • · What does and doesn’t work well over telemedicine in correctional settings
  • · Tips and tricks for telemedicine use in correctional settings
  • · Uses of correctional telemedicine in primary care, secondary care, mental health and urgent care
  • · Q&As around correctional telemedicine 

The Link to join this webinar is:

 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

About the presenters:

Dr Owen Murray is the Vice President of Correctional Managed Care in Texas and Dr Joseph Penn is the Director for Mental Health Services in Correctional Managed Care, Texas. 

Who should join?

Health and justice commissioners, service providers and clinical staff from prisons/IRCs/CYPSE, HMPPS staff, staff and commissioners from adult and children’s secure providers, voluntary sector providers

 Global perspective on new treatment options for opioid dependence in prison

View the recent webinar hosted by Fadi Meroeh, Prof. Adrian Dunlop and Stephen Conroy

using this link: https://vimeo.com/473491062/72101414d6