3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.7.5Secure environments

Secure environments include prisons, police custody suites, secure hospitals, immigration removal centres and other places where persons are detained. Medicines and other health legislation may not refer specifically to the particular environment, and where this is the case then consideration should be given to best practice in either primary or secondary care, as appropriate, acting within the confines of the relevant legislation.