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Prisoners: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what treatment is available to prisoners with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Health.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, are increasingly able to treat post traumatic stress disorder. IAPT services are increasingly available in prisons and it is intended that they will be available in all prisons by March 2015. In January 2009, the IAPT Programme published best practice guidance, ‘Offenders: Positive Practice Guidance’, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.

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