Audit of fidelity of implementation of the Older prisoner Health and Social Care Assessment and Plan (OHSCAP)

Katrina Forsyth, Nicola Swinson, Laura Archer-Power, Jane Senior, Daisy Shaw, Jenny Shaw

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Abstract

Numbers of older prisoners have been increasing in recent years and there is no national strategy addressing their care. Older prisoners have more physical health needs, complex social care needs and high rates of mental disorder compared with younger prisoners. These needs are often not identified or addressed. We developed the Older prisoner Health and Social Care Assessment and Plan (OHSCAP), a structured approach for identifying and managing the health and social care needs of older prisoners. It consists of an assessment, care plan and review of needs. The current study aims to establish the fidelity of implementation of the OHSCAP as part of a larger RCT. Compliance with training and the manual, identification of needs and quality of care planning were all audited. Results showed that the OHSCAP was not implemented as intended. Identified needs were not consistently translated into care plan actions. There was little evidence to suggest prisoner involvement in the care planning process. Clear difficulties in collaborative working were also idenfified. Implications with respect to effectively embedding complex interventions within prisons, along with wider policy related issues affecting the entire prison estate are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-105
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Volume31
Issue number1
Early online date7 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • health and social care
  • needs assessment
  • Older prisoners

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