HMICS Custody Progress Inspection Report - Dumfries & Galloway

04 April 2024

The aim of this progress inspection, undertaken jointly by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), was to assess progress made against improvement actions put in place by inspectors during a full inspection of the custody centres in Dumfries and Galloway in June 2023.

The progress inspection focussed on issues identified regarding the storage, supply and administration of medicines within the custody facilities, which were communicated to Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) at the time.

This report details our findings from the progress inspection and outlines our evaluation of the remedial measures undertaken by the HSCP in response to the concerns raised within the initial inspection report. It makes two further recommendations for the Health and Social Care Partnership.




Dumfries and Galloway HSCP, in discussion with the custody centre, should ensure that emergency medications that custody staff are trained to use are readily available to ensure prompt administration.


Dumfries and Galloway HSCP should ensure that temperature sensitive medications are stored correctly in the custody centre in Stranraer.

Publication type: 
Inspection report