Tackling Blood-Borne Viruses in Prisons: A framework for best practice in the UK


May 2011 by Department of Health
This framework is intended to be a practical resource for those who have responsibility for the health and well being of prisoners and prison staff in the UK. In particular this is aimed at Healthcare Managers within the prison service; although it will also be relevant to Prison Governors, voluntary organisations and other providers delivering services in prisons. It will also be a valuable tool for those with responsibility for commissioning BBV services in prisons and provide a clear benchmark for inspection, audit and performance management in prisons.The aim of this framework is to ensure high quality standards of care and support, and to ensure that prevention and testing are given appropriate attention at different stages of the prisoner pathway.