Intended for healthcare professionals

Dermatology behind bars

There is an old joke among prisoners about how paracetamol cures all ills, from a headache to a broken leg. The joke reflects the feelings expressed by many prisoners about the way that they are medically treated once ‘inside’. This article describes some general issues surrouding healthcare and dermatology in prisons, with a personal account of setting up and running a pharmacist-led dermatology clinic in an all-male prison at HMP Moorland in Doncaster.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(1): 4–6
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