Health Without Barriers
European Federation for Prison Health
Since its foundation in 1997, the Spanish Society for Prison Health (SESP) gathers together physicians, nurses and other health care professionals working in Spanish prisons. Around one third of the thousand health care professionals working in Spanish prisons, are currently members of the SESP.
Its main goal is to improve the general prison health care in the Spain. This is achieved by performing several educational activities aimed at updating health care professionals working in prisons on issues regarding the most important pathologies.
The SESP publishes a scientific journal that is indexed in the MedLine on a quarterly basis and contributes in specialized magazines and newspapers with articles on Prison Health and related intervention environment.
The Spanish Society has 4 working groups on: Infectious Diseases, Mental Health in Prison, Nursing and International Relations. These groups collaborate with several scientific and government organisations, developing acting protocols, scientific studies, publications etc.