Date lodged: 28 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the screening tools in prisons for head injuries need to be improved and, if so, how it is supporting this.
Answered by: Shona Robison 8 March 2017
The National Prisoner Health Network (NPHN) 2016 report “Brain Injury and Offending” identified two screening tools that may be appropriate for use in Scottish prisons. A study is currently underway to evaluate these tools. The NPHN report is available at: http://www.nphn.scot.nhs.uk/nphn-brain-injury-and-offending-final-report-publication/