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Patients released from prisons

The 2017/18 GMS contract included clauses designed to make the transition from prison to the community easier for patients being released from prison. These clauses (13.5B) allow practices to register people being released from prison up to four weeks before they are released. It is expected that prison health services will liaise with practices to which the person wishes to register to allow for a smooth transition. Practices are expected to have policies in place by Autumn 2019 to make this process simple.

A flow chart is available in the attachment above which sets out how the process should be administered.