Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will:


  • understand the range of mental disorders seen in prison


  • be able to contribute to safe prescribing procedures in prison


  • be able to demonstrate increased knowledge of drug misuse (including prescribed drugs) in prison


  • have gained an increased knowledge of the mental health legislation relevant to prisoners


  • be able to ensure prisoners with mental health issues receive equivalence in physical health monitoring.



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