Updated guidance for clinical reviews

Key evidence in the PPO investigation into deaths in prisons, young offenders institutions and immigration removal centres is the review of the clinical care the deceased received while in the care of the establishment.  In each case, a clinical review is commissioned by NHS England and carried out by an appropriately qualified clinical reviewer.  In 2013, new guidance was developed by the PPO and NHS for both commissioners and clinical reviewers.  This has recently been revised and updated following a meeting with NHS commissioners, and now includes templates for clinical review reports, which we hope will increase consistency across the NHS Area Teams.

PPO Clinical Reviews Part 1 Guidance – commissioning bodies September 2014

PPO Clinical Reviews – Part 2 Guidance – clinical reviewers September 2014