Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Next steps for healthcare in the justice system - opportunities for reform

Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will examine key health issues and the future provision of healthcare services across the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

The discussion is timed to consider the impact of NHS England’s recently published Health and Justice Commissioning Intentions 2017/18 - which committed support to local co-production and commissioning with prison governors, and restated priorities to address mental health care provision - and follows Public Health England’s recent Health and Justice annual review, identifying communicable diseases as a key concern arising in 2016, and indicating that the reduction of health inequalities remains a priority within the criminal justice system.

The seminar also comes in the context of Government’s recent Prisons White Paper, which includes measures to give Prison Governors greater autonomy over healthcare services, and sets out a revised strategy on tackling drugs and violence in custody.

Further sessions will focus on other key policy developments in this area, including:

  • The impact of the recent Psychoactive Substances Act on curbing substance misuse amongst offenders;
  • Further roll-out of Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services in custodial suites;
  • Government’s current review of the management of transgender offenders;
  • Proposals to deliver an integrated whole system approach to issues facing women offenders; and
  • Next steps for the phased roll-out of smoke-free prisons.

Those attending will include Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior Government officials, together with representatives from across the CJS, healthcare practitioners, NHS bodies, private companies, charities, campaign groups, service-user groups, as well as members of the national and trade press.


Guests of Honour

Kate Davies

National Director for Health and Justice, NHS England

Dr Éamonn O'Moore

National Lead for Health & Justice, Public Health England and Director, UK Collaborating Centre, Health in Prisons Programme, World Health Organisation

Guests of Honour

Dr Éamonn O'Moore

National Lead for Health & Justice, Public Health England and Director, UK Collaborating Centre, Health in Prisons Programme, World Health Organisation

Kate Davies

National Director for Health and Justice, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Richard Pickering

Deputy Ombudsman (Fatal Incidents), Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Rt Hon the Lord McNally

Chair, Youth Justice Board

Chairs

Lord Ramsbotham

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Penal Affairs

Joanna Cherry MP

Shadow SNP Spokesperson, Justice and Home Affairs

Speakers

Paul Tarbuck

Head of Healthcare Inspection, HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Stuart Ware

Chief Executive, Restore Support Network

Dr Nicola Lang

Director of Public Health, London Borough of Sutton

Kingsley Bempah

Director of Operations, Ark Resettlement Services

Dr Sarah Bromley

National Medical Director, Health in Justice, Care UK

Donna Beard

Matron, Sussex Police and Court Liaison and Diversion Service

Ian Britton

Lead Psychologist, Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company

Pamela Dow

Director of Strategy and Development, Prison Reform, HMP Wandsworth and Ministry of Justice

Dee Anand

Chair, Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society