Prof Glynis Murphy was invited to present a plenary on ‘People with Learning Disabilities in Prison: What we Know and What we Need to Do’, at the Scottish National Prison Healthcare Network conference, in Glasgow last week.
Other plenary speakers included Dr Eamonn O’Moore, Director for Health and Justice (Public Health, England) and David Strang (Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland). This was the national network’s first conference and it was extremely well attended, with healthcare workers attending from right across Scotland. Amongst the workshops on the day, was one from Andy Graham, from the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Learning Disabilities Prison Healthcare project, which is screening people for learning disabilities in Barlinnie prison.
The day proved to be very successful with many positive comments from delegates who attended also providing an excellent networking opportunity.