Cancelled appointments and poorer healthcare for inmates of England’s prisons

The hospital appointments of the inmates of England’s prisons are frequently cancelled and they receive less healthcare than the general public, according to a new report from the Nuffield Trust.

As many as four in 10 hospital appointments made for a prisoner were cancelled or missed in 2017-18, with missed appointments costing the NHS £2m. The report examined 110,000 hospital records from 112 prisons in England.

Full story in The Independent, 25 February 2020