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Young Offender Institutions: Pharmacy

Justice written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon PPS (Jim Knight, Minister of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many youth offending team inspections expressed concern relating to pharmacy management and loss of medication in each of the last three years, broken down by establishment; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) are not responsible for pharmacy in secure establishments, and this issue is not addressed in YOT inspections. This is a matter for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).

A full list of reports of prisons and Young Offenders Institutions is available on the HMIP website at:


The information requested on inspections of YOIs in England which raised concerns about local pharmacy management is shown in the table. No report expressed concern on loss of medication during the last three years.

Young Offender Institutions in Wales are the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly.

Establishment YOIs in England Years of reports in which recommendations were made regarding pharmacy issues: 2005-07
Ashfield 2006,
Brinsford 2005, 2007
Castington 2006,
Cookham Wood 2006
Downview 2006
Eastwood Park (1)
Feltham 2007
Foston Hall (1)
Hindley 2006
Huntercombe 2006
Lancaster Farms (1)
New Hall (1)
Stoke Health 2005
Thorn Cross 2005
Warren Hill 2007
Werrington (1)
Wetherby (1)
(1) None

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