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Young Offender Institutions: Pharmacy

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many youth offending team inspections expressed concern relating to pharmacy management and loss of medication in each of the last three years, broken down by establishment; and if he will make a statement. (203553)

Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) are not responsible for pharmacy in secure establishments, and this issue is not addressed in YOT inspections. This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).

A full list of reports of prisons and Young Offenders Institutions is available on the HMIP website at:

http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspect_reports/hmp-yoi-inspections.html/

The information requested on inspections of YOIs in England which raised concerns about local pharmacy management is shown in the table. No report expressed concern on loss of medication during the last three years.

Young Offender Institutions in Wales are the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly.

Establishment YOIs in England

Years of reports in which recommendations were made regarding pharmacy issues: 2005-07

Ashfield

2006,

Brinsford

2005, 2007

Castington

2006,

Cookham Wood

2006

Downview

2006

Eastwood Park

1

Feltham

2007

Foston Hall

1

Hindley

2006

Huntercombe

2006

Lancaster Farms

1

New Hall

1

Stoke Health

2005

Thorn Cross

2005

Warren Hill

2007

Werrington

1

Wetherby

1

1 None