Commissioning prison health: Opportunities and challenges for creating a new prison public health system in Scotland

P. Mackie, J. Morling

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Scotland is at a cross-roads in relation to the provision of health care for prisoners and those within the criminal/community justice systems. In this paper we review the opportunities afforded by policy and structural changes, integrated within health care systems to make prison health a true public health service. The challenges that have to be overcome in achieving this aim are identified and discussed. (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The Royal Society for Public Health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-437
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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