Commissioning mental health care in the criminal justice system: 10 top tips

Commissioning mental health care in the criminal justice system: 10 top tipsEvery year, primary care trusts in England commission health care for an average of 500 prisoners, 1,000 community sentenced offenders and some 10,000 people who are arrested by the police.

The Bradley Report laid down a challenge to the NHS to improve the quality of mental health care it offers to prisoners and offenders.

This brief guide sets out 10 top tips to support local commissioners and providers to improve mental health services for prisoners and offenders in their area.

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