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This two-day summit is the sixth event of its kind, jointly organised by the RCGP Secure Environments Group, Broadmoor, Ashworth, and Rampton high secure hospitals, Spectrum, Care UK, NHS England, Martindale Pharma, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, HMP Berwyn, West London NHS Trust and Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Following on from the successful event in Glasgow in 2017, the summit will focus on ‘Continuity of Care – safety through continuity’. There is a need to embolden the links between primary and secondary care for people resident in secure settings and the summit organisers are looking to showcase examples of good practice on how organisations can improve on care transition to the community.
The first day will broadly address physical health in secure mental health environments, and the second day will address the health needs of people in other safe environments such as prisons, immigration removal centres and YOIs.
Speakers include Dr Alan Cohen, who is part of the Equally Well collaborative. He will present on an analysis of national QOF data comparing the prevalence of people with SMI in ten long-term conditions, saying: “The physical health of those with a severe mental illness is held up as one of the last significant health inequalities. This presentation will explore some of the data that underpins that inequality. This will describe how it can be used to enhance services, through the development of a national learning network. Equally Well.”
There will be workshops held at the Health & Justice Summit, including Miranda Davies from Nuffield Trust’s workshop on ‘Understanding prisoners’ healthcare needs and their use of hospital services using routine healthcare data’. This workshop will present early findings from analysis of routine healthcare data (Hospital Episode Statistics) to explore prisoners use of inpatient, outpatient and A&E hospital services in England in 2017/18. There will be an opportunity to discuss the potential uses of such data to better understand the healthcare needs of prisoners and also, what such data might tell us about how the quality of care for prisoners compares to non-prisoners.
Fiona Grossick’s workshop on the ‘Dying Well in Custody Charter: A whole prison approach to delivering high quality, dignified and decent palliative and end of life care in prison’ will explore supporting people who are expected to die in custody.
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