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Contextualising the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England: A qualitative study among international policymakers (2019)
Journal Article
Ismail, N. (2019). Contextualising the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England: A qualitative study among international policymakers. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7396-7

Background: Prisons offer the state the opportunity to gain access to a population that is at particularly high risk of ill-health. Despite the supportive legal and policy structures surrounding prison rehabilitation, the oppressive nature of the aus... Read More about Contextualising the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England: A qualitative study among international policymakers.

Rolling back the prison estate: the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prisoner health in England (2019)
Journal Article
Ismail, N. (in press). Rolling back the prison estate: the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prisoner health in England. Journal of Public Health, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz058

Prisons offer policymakers an opportunity to address the pre-existing high prevalence of physical and mental health issues among prisoners. This notion has been widely integrated into international and national prison health policies, including the H... Read More about Rolling back the prison estate: the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prisoner health in England.

Using laws to further public health causes: the Healthy Prisons Agenda (2019)
Journal Article
Ismail, N., Woodall, J., & de Viggiani, N. (in press). Using laws to further public health causes: the Healthy Prisons Agenda. Global Health Promotion, https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975918811098

© The Author(s) 2019. In this commentary, we propose using laws in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda. We evaluate the efficacy of laws in tackling health inequalities in prisons, provide recommendations on how states can uphold their internatio... Read More about Using laws to further public health causes: the Healthy Prisons Agenda.

How do policymakers interpret and implement the principle of equivalence with regard to prison health? A qualitative study among key policymakers in England (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, N., & De Viggiani, N. (2018). How do policymakers interpret and implement the principle of equivalence with regard to prison health? A qualitative study among key policymakers in England. Journal of Medical Ethics, 44(11), 746-750. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2017-104692

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Background The principle of equivalence in prison health has been established for nearly four decades. It seeks to ensure that prisoners have... Read More about How do policymakers interpret and implement the principle of equivalence with regard to prison health? A qualitative study among key policymakers in England.

Challenges for prison governors and staff in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda in English prisons (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, N., & de Viggiani, N. (2018). Challenges for prison governors and staff in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda in English prisons. Public Health, 162, 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.06.002

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objectives: In the two decades that have passed since the World Health Organisation established the Healthy Prisons Agenda, there has been no research conducted to investigate barriers and challenges prison... Read More about Challenges for prison governors and staff in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda in English prisons.

What is good prison research? A PhD/early career perspective (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ismail, N. (2018, May). What is good prison research? A PhD/early career perspective. Presented at 2nd International Correctional Research Symposium 2018

Presentation at the International Correctional Research Symposium 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic, 8 – 10 May 2018.

What are the barriers prison governors and staff face in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ismail, N., & de Viggiani, N. (2018, March). What are the barriers prison governors and staff face in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda?. Presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference

Aim: This research investigated the barriers faced by prison governors and staff in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda in England. It focused on prisons as a workplace, since prison governors and staff spend more time in prisons than the prisone... Read More about What are the barriers prison governors and staff face in implementing the Healthy Prisons Agenda?.

The new prison framework will be inflexible, costly and do nothing to ease chronic overcrowding and violence (2017)
Journal Article
Ismail, N., & de Viggiani, N. (2017). The new prison framework will be inflexible, costly and do nothing to ease chronic overcrowding and violence

The Conservative manifesto planned to create a series of legally enforceable standards that prisons, and those who work with inmates, will have to meet. Nasrul Ismail and Nick de Viggiani (University of the West of England) have interviewed 30 prison... Read More about The new prison framework will be inflexible, costly and do nothing to ease chronic overcrowding and violence.

Embracing social responsibilities through local leadership: Comparing the experience of the mayors of Bristol and Liverpool (2017)
Book Chapter
Ismail, N. (2017). Embracing social responsibilities through local leadership: Comparing the experience of the mayors of Bristol and Liverpool. In D. Sweeting (Ed.), Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance, 85-100. Policy Press

This chapter analyses the extent to which the notion of social responsibility through leadership has been embraced by Bristol and Liverpool mayors, as the only elected mayors in England’s core cities, operationalised through the broad framing princip... Read More about Embracing social responsibilities through local leadership: Comparing the experience of the mayors of Bristol and Liverpool.

Should we use a direct regulation to implement the Healthy Prisons Agenda in England? A qualitative study among prison key policy makers (2017)
Journal Article
Ismail, N., & de Viggiani, N. (2018). Should we use a direct regulation to implement the Healthy Prisons Agenda in England? A qualitative study among prison key policy makers. Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 598-605. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx116

© The Author 2017. Background The Healthy Prisons Agenda seeks to reduce prisoners' health risks, balance prisoners' rights with a security regime, ensure equivalent prison health service provisions to community health services, and facilitate the wh... Read More about Should we use a direct regulation to implement the Healthy Prisons Agenda in England? A qualitative study among prison key policy makers.

Why is it difficult to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex public health interventions in the community? A health economics perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Ismail, N. (2017). Why is it difficult to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex public health interventions in the community? A health economics perspective. Perspectives in Public Health, 137(4), 206-207. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913917705591

Health economics is an evolving field. This article considers operationalising the complexities of interventions, evaluation processes and outcomes as well as why, despite various limitations in appraising effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in heal... Read More about Why is it difficult to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex public health interventions in the community? A health economics perspective.

We heard you: Analysis of the service users' feedback of the adult substance misuse services in South Gloucestershire (2016)
Report
Ismail, N. (2016). We heard you: Analysis of the service users' feedback of the adult substance misuse services in South Gloucestershire

A qualitative analysis on service users’ feedback of the adult Substance Misuse Services in South Gloucestershire to understand the service users’ stories behind their recovery journey and to determine their level of engagement with the treatment sys... Read More about We heard you: Analysis of the service users' feedback of the adult substance misuse services in South Gloucestershire.

Calculation error or deliberate omission? A reply to the NHS health check in England: An evaluation of the first 4 years by Robson et al. (2016)
Journal Article
Ismail, N. (2016). Calculation error or deliberate omission? A reply to the NHS health check in England: An evaluation of the first 4 years by Robson et al

There has been a calculation error, or the lack of explanation on the omission thereof in Figure 1, which shows a flowchart depicting inclusion and exclusion of people eligible for an NHS Health Check and attendance.

Cure Over Prevention: The Boost to NHS Funding is at the Expense of Preventative Healthcare (2015)
Journal Article
Ismail, N. (2015). Cure Over Prevention: The Boost to NHS Funding is at the Expense of Preventative Healthcare

In the 2015 Spending Review, the government committed to increasing NHS spending by £10bn per year by 2020. The article argues that combined with cuts to funding for public health, the boost means spending is focusing on urgent care and undermines th... Read More about Cure Over Prevention: The Boost to NHS Funding is at the Expense of Preventative Healthcare.