David Hanson Written Questions

Questions to Department of Health and Social Care tabled by David Hanson


Date Title Questioner
28 Nov 2017, 1:57 p.m. Drugs: Prisons David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners have been identified as suffering a drug-induced psychosis in prison in each year since 2010.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

28 Nov 2017, 1:55 p.m. Drugs: Prisons David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Project NEPTUNE in prisons.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

No such assessment has been made.

NHS England is currently revising the National Substance Misuse Specification which will be published in December 2017. The Project NEPTUNE clinical guidance will be referenced within the specification.

28 Nov 2017, 1:34 p.m. Prisons: Liverpool David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of use of the National Early Warning Score in prisons in Liverpool.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

Information is not collected centrally on how many prisons use the National Early Warning Score to respond to symptoms of new psychoactive substances.

The Government has not made an assessment of the effectiveness of the use of the National Early Warning Score in prisons in Liverpool.

28 Nov 2017, 1:34 p.m. Drugs: Prisons David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisons use the National Early Warning Score to respond to symptoms of new psychoactive substances.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

Information is not collected centrally on how many prisons use the National Early Warning Score to respond to symptoms of new psychoactive substances.

The Government has not made an assessment of the effectiveness of the use of the National Early Warning Score in prisons in Liverpool.

28 Nov 2017, 1:30 p.m. Drugs: Prisons David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency callouts for prisoners suffering the effects of drug usage there have been (a) in each prison and (b) broken down by primary healthcare provider in each year since 2010.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

In February 2013, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) (now HM Prison and Probation Service) issued guidance to prisons and immigration removal centres operated by NOMS concerning emergency ambulance call-outs. This guidance, Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 03/2013 Medical Emergency Response Codes outlines the medical symptoms in a prisoner, but not behaviours such as drug misuse, for which a prison must always call out an emergency ambulance. This PSI is mandatory in all prisons in England.

28 Nov 2017, 1:30 p.m. Drugs: Prisons David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions emergency services have attended prisoners affected by illegal drug use by (a) prison and (b) primary healthcare provider in each year since 2010.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

In February 2013, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) (now HM Prison and Probation Service) issued guidance to prisons and immigration removal centres operated by NOMS concerning emergency ambulance call-outs. This guidance, Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 03/2013 Medical Emergency Response Codes outlines the medical symptoms in a prisoner, but not behaviours such as drug misuse, for which a prison must always call out an emergency ambulance. This PSI is mandatory in all prisons in England.

12 Sep 2017, 2:46 p.m. Prisons: Drugs David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what programmes his Department has operated in prisons for drug rehabilitation in each year since 2010 broken down by (a) budget, (b) number of male and female prisoners who used the programme and (c) location of prison.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The information requested on what drug rehabilitation programmes are operated, the budget, number of prisoners using them and the location of the prison is either not collected centrally or not available in the format requested.

NHS England estimates that it spends approximately 20% of all prison healthcare spending on substance misuse services. In the financial year 2016/17, NHS England allocated approximately £405 million for all health expenditure in the adult prison estate. Comparable data is not available prior to 2013/14 when NHS England became operational.

12 Sep 2017, 2:46 p.m. Prisons: Drugs David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by his Department on drug rehabilitation for (a) men and (b) women in prisons in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each year since 2010.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The information requested on what drug rehabilitation programmes are operated, the budget, number of prisoners using them and the location of the prison is either not collected centrally or not available in the format requested.

NHS England estimates that it spends approximately 20% of all prison healthcare spending on substance misuse services. In the financial year 2016/17, NHS England allocated approximately £405 million for all health expenditure in the adult prison estate. Comparable data is not available prior to 2013/14 when NHS England became operational.