Prison Officers: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Her Majesty's Prison Service in England and Wales recognises Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a condition that can justify early retirement on medical grounds for affected staff.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

HMPPS recognises Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a condition that can lead to early retirement on medical grounds for affected staff. HMPPS has an ill health retirement process in place for all employees, with cases referred to our occupational health providers for expert medical advice and recommendations.

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