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Offender health

Offender Health is a partnership between the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health, working to improve the standard of health care for offenders. Working with NHS, social care and criminal justice system partners, our aim is to provide offenders with access to the same quality and range of health care services as the general public receives from the NHS. Since April 2006, commissioning responsibility for healthcare services in prisons has been fully devolved to NHS Primary Care Trusts.

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