Date lodged: 11 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to implement the recommendation that was made by the Health and Sport Committee in its 2017 report, Healthcare in Prisons, which suggested that national health workforce data staffing numbers should be recorded separately for prisons.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 7 January 2019
The Scottish Government's Health and Social Care in Prisons Programme has commissioned NHS Information Services Division to develop a dashboard for healthcare in prisons, which will be in place by Spring 2019 which will cover existing data held by ISD in relation to prisons. We have a phased approach to broaden and improve the data presented and it is anticipated that this will include workforce data. There are plans to develop a full suite of health and social care quality indicators for use in prisons which will be reported through the new dashboard.