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Prison Medical Service

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to integrate the prison medical service into the National Health Service: and if he will make a statement.

A considerable degree of functional integration between the prison medical service and the National Health Service already exists.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total number of prison hospital officers; and how many of them have professional nursing qualifications.

On 1 November 1985 there were 901 hospital officers, of whom 131 had professional nursing qualifications.