Offender health

The Offender Health Division is responsible for leading on development and delivery of a cross government Health and Criminal Justice Programme. The programme’s common aim is 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 an important component of the reducing re-offending and health inequalities agenda, with many offenders having mental health and/or substance misuse problems and social care needs.

Substance misuse services in adult prisons in England

As part of the Government’s October 2010 spending review, responsibility for the funding of non-clinical substance misuse services in contracted adult prisons in England transfered to NHS primary care trusts.  … Read more → – Substance misuse services in adult prisons in England

Commissioning of substance misuse services from April 2013

A joint letter from Richard Bradshaw, the DH Director of Offender Health, and Rosanna O’Connor, the Director of Delivery for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, has been published … Read more → – Commissioning of substance misuse services from April 2013

Offender personality disorder – consultation response

The response to the offender personality disorder consultation has now been published. The consultation asked for people’s views about a new pathway approach for the treatment and management of offenders … Read more → – Offender personality disorder – consultation response

Commissioning young people’s substance misuse services in secure estate

A letter from Richard Bradshaw, Director for DH Offender Health, Ray Hill, Director of Secure Accommodation at Youth Justice Board, and Rosanna O’Connor, Director of Delivery, National Treatment Agency, provides an … Read more → – Commissioning young people’s substance misuse services in secure estate

Q&A on health services in secure children’s homes and secure training centres

Earlier this year the Department of Health announced the start of a phased project to transfer commissioning responsibility for health services in secure children’s homes and secure training centres in England to … Read more → – Q&A on health services in secure children’s homes and secure training centres

Procedure for the transfer of children and young people in custody to and from hospital

The procedure for the transfer from custody of children and young people to and from hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England aims to help colleagues to work together … Read more → – Procedure for the transfer of children and young people in custody to and from hospital