Mental Health Services: Prisons

(asked on 11th February 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what services are provided for people with mental health problems in prisons in England and Wales; and how NHS England monitors (1) the quality of mental health services, and (2) the outcomes those services achieve.

Answered by
Lord Bethell Portrait
Lord Bethell
This question was answered on 25th February 2020

Health Needs Assessments are undertaken for each prison to understand what the healthcare needs are for that particular prison population. Mental health services within each prison will be commissioned based on the findings of this assessment and will therefore be different for each prison.

Quality monitoring of NHS England and NHS Improvement commissioned healthcare services in prisons is undertaken by the seven regional commissioning teams through their local contract quality and performance arrangements. National quality reporting requirements have been developed to provide a consistent set of quality indicators for local monitoring.

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