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S5W-07921: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-07587 by Shona Robison on 8 March 2017, what the study's remit will be, and when it will report its findings to ministers.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 March 2017

This study looks at the following in male prisoners:

A comparison of the prevalence of head injury in prisoners assessed by self-report and by hospital records.

A comparison of in prisoners with HI and without HI.

How effective are the head injury screening tools at objective evidence for HI in hospital records?

How effective are the screening tools at detecting persisting disability, neuropsychological impairment and mental health difficulties associated with head injury?

How practically useful are the screening tools in the SPS system?

Which of the two screening tools that are being evaluated is most useful in the SPS context?

The study is due to be completed in the summer of 2017 and a report available before the end of the year.