A partnership agreement has been in place to support the commissioning and delivery of healthcare in English prisons since 2013.
This revised agreement adds the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health and Social Care to the original tripartite partnership - marking the establishment of an even stronger level of co-operation and cohesiveness between all of those who can impact on the policy, commissioning and delivery of health and social care services in both public and private sector prisons in England. It will remain a live document updated as required and routinely reviewed once a year. It is overseen by the National Prison Healthcare Board.
The National Partnership Agreement for Prison Healthcare in England sets out:
A workplan for 2018/19, outlining the details of the activities to deliver our priorities will shortly be published on the UK government website with an Equalities Statement, showing how the Partnership is adhering to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).