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Managing practice innovations in prison health care services

Prison health care is undergoing significant organisational change affecting both the service and the health care staff who deliver it (HM Prison Service and NHS Executive, 2000; 1999). The nursing workforce in prisons is composed mainly of health care officers - prison officers who have undertaken specialist training in health care - and civilian nurses who have undertaken training in security. Some health care officers also have a nursing qualification. Most nurses working in prisons ...

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