Written Question on Prisons: Drugs

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Date Title Questioner
28 Nov 2017, 1:22 p.m. Prisons: Drugs David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with prison governors about the use of talking therapies to help prisoners with drug dependency.

Answer (Dr Phillip Lee)

NHS England commission all healthcare services in prisons, including the use of talking therapies. Since April 2017, we have empowered Governors to have greater input into decision making with NHS England commissioners to ensure their prison have effective healthcare services.

Health service providers and Governors recognise that talking therapies are an integral part of all substance misuse psychosocial interventions.

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