Poor healthcare in police custody has harmed patients and resulted in preventable deaths, experts claim.
FFLM Registrar, Dr Michael Wilks, has described the situation as a “scandal” as BBC News reports deaths in police custody could be prevented. He also stated that “Police and Crime Commissioners [are] not in a suitable position to commission healthcare.”
Immediate Past President, Dr James Payne-James, has commented on the article, on Twitter: “Time to publish Angiolini Independent Review of Deaths & Serious Incidents in Police Custody – no justification for further delay.”
BBC News reports more than 160 people died in police custody over last decade.
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