Report launch:- The Oral Health and Psychosocial Needs of Scottish Prisoners and Young offenders

Michael Matheson, Minister of Public Health Scottish Government will launch the report on the Oral Health and Psychosocial Needs of Scottish Prisoners and Young Offenders and Mouth Matters Guide For Trainers: Better Oral Care For Offenders on the  12th August 2014.

The event will take place at:-

The Mews, NASUWT, 35 Young Street N Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4JD  9.00-13.00.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the oral health need and health care provision for prisoners and young offenders in Scotland.  The challenges in delivery of care, recommendations to improve the service and to promote oral health using Mouth Matters, will be presented.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Matheson: Minister for Public Health, Scottish Government
  • Ruth Freeman: Director, Oral Health & Health Research Programme; Co-director, DHSRU; Hon. Consultant in Dental Public Health
  • Derek Richards: Consultant in Dental Public Health, Dental Public Health South East Scotland (DePHenSE); Director, Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry
  • Tina Everington: Senior Health Promotion Officer, NHS Forth Valley
  • Rhona Hotchkiss: Chair, National Prison Health Improvement Group; Governor, HMP Dumfries

Who is the event for?

Health and social care professionals, people working with offenders and ex-offenders and those involved in the care of people in prison.
Strategic leads involved in oral health improvement for offenders and ex-offenders.
Others with an interest or involved in similar projects.
The event will be awarded 4 hours of CPD

The report and further information about the Scottish Oral Health Improvement Prison Programme is available on line.

For further details and registration  contact:-

Sheela Tripathee ,  Research Support Officer
Dental Health Services Research Unit
Tel:- 01382 381723
Office Hours: 8:45-12:45

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