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The experience of being a guest medical inspector with the Prison Inspectorate

  • Luke Birmingham (a1)
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Health care for prisoners suffering from mental disorders is a subject that not only has a direct impact on my clinical work as a forensic psychiatrist, but it is also a particular research interest of mine. Therefore, I was delighted when the opportunity arose to shadow Dr John Reed (Medical Inspector) for 3 days during a full, announced inspection of Leicester prison in October 1998. Since then I have been invited back as a guest medical inspector to assist with the inspection of two large prisons: HMP Liverpool and HMP Wandsworth (London).

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Birmingham, L. (1999) Prison officers can recognise psychiatric morbidity in prisoners. British Medical Journal, 319, 853.
Birmingham, L., Mason, D. & Grubin, D. (1996) Prevalence of mental disorder in remand prisoners: consecutive case study. British Medical Journal, 313, 15211524.
Birmingham, L., Mason, D. & Grubin, D. (1998) A follow-up study of mentally disordered men remanded to prison. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 8, 202213.
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The experience of being a guest medical inspector with the Prison Inspectorate

  • Luke Birmingham (a1)
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