Offender Health

Offender Health

A partnership between the UK Prison Service and Department of Health to improve the standard of healthcare in prisons. The aim is to provide prisoners with access to the same quality and range of healthcare services as the general public receives from the NHS. 

The Offender Health Division is responsible for leading on development and delivery of a cross-government Health and Criminal Justice Programme, with the aim of improving health and social care outcomes for adults and children in contact with the criminal justice system, focusing on early intervention, liaison and diversion. This is also a key component of the Reducing Re-offending and Health Inequalities Agenda, as many offenders have mental health and/or substance misuse problems and social care needs.
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Additionally, the request calls for $8.4 million over the biennium to improve the agency's offender health care program.
BOSS: Chris Dyer In a shocking condemnation of the Spice threat, Lisa Taylor, head of offender health at the local NHS trust, told officials: "I'm not disputing that the safety of the prisoners is important, but my priority is to look after our staff.
In a shocking condemnation of the Spice threat, Lisa Taylor, head of offender health at the A-local NHS trust, told oA-fficials: "I'm not A-disputing that the safety of the prisoners is important, but my priority is to look after our staff.
Lisa Taylor, head of offender health at the trust, was speaking at a meeting at Darlington Council just four months after HM Inspectorate of Prisons revealed a quarter of the 1,200 male inmates of Holme House, near Stockton, had acquired a drug problem while in the jail.
So far four ENs have been employed at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF), and three more are being sought, director of offender health Bronwyn Donaldson told Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.
WHEREAS, there is no single source of information and resources dealing with the issue of juvenile and adult offender health care; and
It is commissioned as part of the overall Offender Health pathway within the prison and as such the model will ensure an integrated, recovery orientated treatment system both within the prison and referral into the community or another custodial setting.
Questions to Penn about the affidavit were referred to UTMB's vice president of offender health services, Dr.
The Citizens Jury on offender health provided such an opportunity.
The MOJ wants to demolish the "inadequate and poor quality" healthcare facility that's been deemed unsafe and a cause of concern for the North East Offender Health Commissioning Unit.
The damning email - passed to the Sunday Mirror - was sent by Les Morgan to the North-East Offender Health Commissioning Unit which decides who should run healthcare at the eight jails.