"Access to medication"

About: HMP Nottingham

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

I have been taking Naproxen for my knee and was taken off it without notice while I was still in pain. I am not happy about this. Better care is needed, access to medication and health care facilities.

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Response from Helen Smith 2, Head of Healthcare, HMP Nottingham Offender Health, Nottingamshire Healthcare NHS trust

I am really sorry that you have had a negative experience of the health services at HMP Nottingham. Access to prescribed medication is usually following a GP assessment for which the current waiting time is around 5 days.

If you are still experiencing pain, can you please make yourself known to the service by contacting the nurses on the wing, or use of an application, and we will ensure that your needs are re-assessed.

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