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GP practices piloting pre-registration of prisoners due for release

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If we get them off their opiates and then release them they tend to overdose and die. The clonazepam and gabapentinoids side of things often comes from the community originally and we do our best to get these whilst in custody, but often they come out and are put straight back on them by well-meaning GPs due to the lack of communication. We almost never start them in prison. I agree with "Don't believe the hype" - it would be ideally placed to help community GPs say now and continue to say no. Communication is poor currently leaving these guys able to exploit the system.

Posted date

17 May 2018

Posted time

12:33pm

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