Managing persistent pain in secure settings

Resource to support healthcare professionals to manage persistent pain in prison and secure environments.


Managing persistent pain in secure settings

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This resource gives an overview of best practice in diagnosing and managing persistent pain, and how this practice might be carried out in secure environments. This includes prisons, police custody and immigration removal centres.

Healthcare professionals working in secure environments can use this to make sure that pain management medication that is known to be misused, is safely delivered to people in custody.

This resource:

  • supports the decisions clinicians make based on evidence
  • offers guidance on the most common challenges for diagnosing and treating pain in secure environments
Published 1 July 2013