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Prison health and social care experts questioned on services

29 June 2018

The Prison and Probation Ombudsman, charities, and regulators are questioned on health and wellbeing issues of prisoners, and their health and social care service experiences.

What we’ll investigate

The Health and Social Care Committee will investigate mental health and substance misuse in prisons. This includes prisoner suicides, self-harm and deaths. The committee will also question experts on issues affecting older prisoners.

This evidence session is part of the prison healthcare inquiry.

Watch the session

Watch the session on Tuesday 3 July at 2.30pm. The full recording will be available after the session finishes but there may be a short delay before it’s online.

Who’s attending

At 2.30pm we will question:

  • Sean Cox
    Head of Development from User Voice
  • Hazel Alcraft
    Development Officer for Health from Clinks
  • Stuart Ware
    Chief Executive Officer from Restore

At 3.15pm we will question:

  • Rebecca Roberts
    Head of Policy from INQUEST
  • Elizabeth Moody
    Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

At 3.45pm we will question:

  • Professor Steve Field
    Chief Inspector of General Practice
  • Jan Fooks-Balec
    Health & Justice Inspection Manager from the Care Quality Commission
  • Peter Clarke
    Chief Inspector of Prisons from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons
  • Paul Tarbuck
    Former Head of Healthcare Inspection from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

Attend the session

This session will take place in Committee Room 15 in the Palace of Westminster.

UK residents and overseas visitors may watch committees when they are in session. This is free of charge.

Visitors should come through the Cromwell Green Entrance. You can find directions on this map (PDF PDF 537 KB).

If this is your first time visiting, find out how to attend an evidence session.

Further information

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