Prison population: physical health care needs

Research into physical health challenges experienced by people in prison. One of four studies on the health needs of Scotland's prison population.

List of Abbreviations

AAA - Abdominal aortic aneurysms

BBV - Blood borne viruses

CHD - Ischaemic (coronary) heart disease

CKD - Chronic kidney disease

CLD - Chronic liver disease

COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CVD - Cardiovascular disease

DMFT - Decayed, missing and filled teeth

DOSD - Disorders of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum

GUM - Genito-urinary medicine

HBV - Hepatitis B virus

HCV - Hepatitis C virus

HHI - Hospitalised head injury

HIV - Human immunodeficiency virus

HMIPS - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland*

HNA - Health needs assessment

IGRA - Interferon-Gamma Release Assay blood test for tuberculosis

ITU - Intensive Treatment Unit

MDT - Multi-disciplinary team

NICE - National Institute for Clinical Excellence

OHD - Other heart disease

PHE - Public Health England

PHS - Public Health Scotland

PHS-PCLS - Public Health Scotland Prisons Covid Linkage Study

RTI - Respiratory tract infection

SOHIPP - Scottish Oral Health Improvement Prison Programme

SPS - Scottish Prison Service

STI - Sexually transmitted infections

TBI - Traumatic brain injury

WHO - World Health Organisation

YOI - Young Offenders Institution

* Please note this research was completed before the death of Her Majesty the Queen.



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