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Offender health

Offender Health (OH) is a joint Department of Health (DH) / Ministry of Justice National Offender Management Service (NOMS) unit, which as well as fulfilling the full scope of Department of State activity for DH on Offender Health, also comprises the Offender Health Directorate of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

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.

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