- Offenders experience higher levels of health inequalities and more disease, alongside poorer access to healthcare in the community, than others.
Offenders should have the same access to health and social care services as the rest of the population.
Existing partnership working between the various agencies that deal with offenders must be encouraged and improved.
- No additional requirements to improve services will be placed on the NHS without more funding being provided.
- Aligned commissioning is to be encouraged – different organisations should share information about commissioning intentions, services and delivery plans and jointly monitor outcomes.
- All PCTs should ensure they have appropriate health professionals working in youth offending teams as this role will be boosted.https://qualitypluslocums.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/improving-health-supporting-justice.html