In partnership with Offender Health and the Department of Health’s National Liver Disease Strategy Team, the HPA’s Prison Infection Prevention Team carried out a survey of hepatitis C services in prisons in England between September and November 2011. This report details the findings from this survey.
This document has been developed by the HPS Prison Network and describes the standards that HPUs should meet in supporting the delivery of the PHPQIs alongside delivery of HPA key programmes.
Guidance on responding to cases or outbreaks of seasonal flu 2012/13 in prisons and other closed institutions within the criminal justice system in England have been jointly produced and approved by Offender Health and the HPA. The document provides clear guidance on how to manage isolated cases/outbreaks of seasonal influenza in prisons and other places of detention.
Developed by the Health Protection Agency and the Department of Health – Offender Health, this document provides guidance for healthcare workers and other staff who work in prisons and places of detention. The manual provides advice on specific infections and dealing with outbreaks, key points on immunisation and vaccination and guidance on infection prevention and control within custodial settings.