Prisons and health: Partnership for Health in the Criminal Justice System

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Prison nurse Deanna Mezen guarantees continuity of care for detainees

"My priority is to ensure continuity of care for our patients. This means meeting their health needs by ensuring they receive the care they need in a timely manner, and working alongside colleagues from different disciplines,” explains nurse Deanna Mezen, who works in Staffordshire, at one of the largest prisons in the United Kingdom.


People in prison are deprived of their freedom - they should not be deprived of their health



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