Academy of Justice Commissioning : NHS Commissioning for Offender Health
NHS Commissioning for Offender Health (Jan 2014)
Dr Peter Elton, Clinical Director for Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network
and Sarah Lewis, Health and Justice Public Health Specialist, Public Health England
We all know that addressing offender health is important to support effective rehabilitation, but are we clear enough about how health services for offenders are commissioned? From April 2013, commissioning responsibilities of the NHS and Local Authorities changed. This has provided some opportunities at local level, as well as some challenges.
This seminar set out the commissioning landscape for offender health, and provided some examples of innovative interventions in the North West.