Mental Illness: Prisoners:Written question - 275744

Asked by Zac Goldsmith
(Richmond Park)

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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 10 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Illness: Prisoners
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the prison population with mental health problems.
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 15 July 2019

No estimate has been made of the proportion of the prison health population with mental health problems.

Currently a closed system is used to record clinical data in prisons. The Health and Justice Information Service system, being rolled out between 2018-20, will have the ability to share information with community healthcare services; this is integral to the collection of relevant data that is quality assured and robust.

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