In her debut blog, Rebecca Crook summarises a systematic review of individual and environmental risk factors for self-harm in prison.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Verity Wainwright looks into a recently devised screening tool, which tries to predict self-harm in male prisoners.[read the full story...]
Anjuli Kaul explores a recent systematic review on the identification and treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in sexual assault services.[read the full story...]
Derek Tracy takes a first look at the Novel Psychoactive Substances in the UK Project; an NIHR-funded empirical and conceptual review that recommends research priorities in the field.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a literature review of how best to involve forensic service users in research, which highlights a number of issues specific to the forensic setting.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming considers a recent systematic review of patient outcomes following discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals. The review finds that patients from secure units have a higher chance of mortality and suicide following discharge, than people from other settings.[read the full story...]
Russell Woolgar summarises a study of family contact during out of area placements for patients in a specialist forensic intellectual disability service.[read the full story...]
Transforming Care, the government’s response to WInterbourne view, set some clear targets for the development of community services and the reduction on specialist inpatient bed numbers.
Here Alix Dixon looks at a paper, which used some illustrative case examples to explore some of the policy and practice issues around these targets.[read the full story...]
There continues to be debate about the appropriate use of in-patient services for people with learning disabilities and we need to learn as much as possible about routes in, treatment options within and pathways out.
In her debut blog, Anne Marie Scott looks at a paper, which reports on outcomes in relation to people who were inpatients in a forensic unit, In particular the researchers asked if being on the autism spectrum impacted on these outcomes.[read the full story...]
Russell Woolgar looks at a qualitative study which set out to listen to the lived experiences of men with learning disabilities who set fires.[read the full story...]