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Table 5 Key recommendations for the prison service from the Bradley Report Executive Summary (2009)

From: The identification and management of ADHD offenders within the criminal justice system: a consensus statement from the UK Adult ADHD Network and criminal justice agencies

- A study should be commissioned to consider the relationship between imprisonment for public protection sentences and mental health or learning disability issues.
- An evaluation of the current prison health screen should be undertaken in order to improve the identification of mental health problems at reception into prison.
- NHS commissioners should seek to improve the provision of mental health primary care services in prison.
- Prison mental health teams must link with liaison and diversion services to ensure that planning for continuity of care is in place prior to a prisoner's release, under the Care Programme Approach.
- Awareness training on mental health and learning disabilities must be made available for all prison officers.