Injustice? Towards a better understanding of health care access challenges for prisoners

Think tank: The Nuffield Trust

Author(s): Dr Miranda Davies; Eilís Keeble; Rachel Hutchings

October 20, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at prisoners’ access to hospital services and the impact of the pandemic.

Many prisoners still struggle to access hospital services despite their significant health care needs and early data suggests the pandemic has worsened access further. In this report, we consider new evidence relating to pre-existing health conditions before prison, the use of remote consultation, different ethnic groups’ use of health services and the early impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.