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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WHEREAS, there is no single source of information and resources dealing with the issue of juvenile and adult offender health care; and
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.
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.
He said the contract - awarded by the North East Offender Health Commissioning Unit - represented a clear conflict of interest.
Both Lord Bradley, author of the review, and Richard Bradshaw, Director of Offender Health at the Department of Health, will be speaking at the event.
Initiatives such as the government's response to the Corston Review and the Department of Health offender health strategy make it timely to re-evaluate health promotion efforts to develop more realistic approaches that take the views and experiences of women prisoners into account, conclude the authors.
Dr Guthrie and Dr Nerelle Poroch are taking part in a National Health and Medical Research Council Capacity Building Grant entitled 'From Broome to Berrima: Building Australia-wide research capacity in Indigenous offender health and health care delivery'.