Contemporary Issues in Custodial Care - Managing Medication and Addictions


This one-day masterclass is for all staff employed within the healthcare setting of custodial establishments, with special reference to nursing staff.

Delegates can expect to  identify and discuss the dynamics of managing medication and addictions, to ensure they receive care which is at least commiserate with healthcare provision in the community.

Structure and content

  1. Drugs: The Prison Economy  - an Ethical Dilemma
  2. Monitoring Treatment Compliance and Supporting Vulnerable Detainees
  3. Opiate Addiction and Maintenance/Withdrawal Therapy
  4. First Response for the  Detainee Suspected of Injecting, Inhaling or Ingesting Toxins 
  5. Responsible Prescribing in Custodial Setting

All sessions incorporate a Question Forum (15 minutes)

Course objectives

  1. To identify areas of concern in the prescribing, monitoring and compliance with medication in the custodial setting.
  2. To promote best practice in the event of intentional or unintentional overdose.
  3. To present an evidence based approach to opiate/ addiction therapy and support.

Who the course is for

This one-day masterclass is designed for all staff employed within the healthcare setting of custodial establishments, with special reference to nursing staff.

Recommended prior knowledge

It is essential that delegates have practical experience of working in custodial settings.

Our experts

Colleagues involved in the delivery of this masterclass include;

Bob Oliver, Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University (DMU)     


This one-day masterclass will be delivered at Devonshire Place, London Road, Leicester, LE2 0RA.


£185 per person


Friday 7 June 2019


Similar courses or related services you may be interested in

We run a suite of masterclasses for workers in custodial settings. These include;

The Elderly in Custody

Death in Custody

Managing Self Harm and Suicide in Custodial Settings

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Course Date

Friday 7 June 2019




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