Health protection – collection

Public health in prisons and secure settings

Resources to track, treat and prevent single infections and outbreaks in prisons, secure settings and health services.

The Public Health Intelligence for Prisons and Secure Settings Service (PHIPS) works with National Offender Management Service (NOMS), NHS England and the Public Health England Centres to support healthcare staff within prisons and other secure settings in England.

Reporting single incidents and outbreaks

Healthcare staff in prisons and other secure settings report single incidents and outbreaks to the health protection teams in PHE Centres.

  1. Diseases that healthcare teams in prisons and other secure settings should report to PHE

    • Guidance

Prison and secure settings health services

  1. Tuberculosis in prisons: the role of Public Health England

    • Guidance
  2. Prison dental services in England and Wales: 2014 survey

    • Research and analysis
  3. National survey of hepatitis C services in prisons in England

    • Research and analysis
  4. Hepatitis C service audit in a sample of prisons in England

    • Research and analysis

Prescribed places of detention: health needs assessment toolkit

  1. Prescribed places of detention: health needs assessment toolkit

    • Guidance
  2. Health needs assessment: prison examples

    • Guidance

Five nations health and justice collaboration

In February 2014, the World Health Organisation Health in Prisons Programme Collaborating Centre (WHO HIPP CC) founded, with other member states, the ‘Five Nations’ Health & Justice Collaboration’ with England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Five Nations meetings provide a forum for discussion, debate and collaboration for health and justice partners in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Their work also informs the work of PHE in its role as the UK Collaborating Centre for Health in Prisons (a partner of the WHO (European Region) Health in Prisons Programme) and facilitates sharing of best practice, mutual learning, and improved collective capability of health and justice partners in the Five Nations.

  1. WHO and PHE Health and Justice International Conference: proceedings

    • Research and analysis
  2. Five nations health and justice collaboration: terms of reference

    • Guidance
  3. Prison health: health and justice annual report

    • Research and analysis