Lord Bradley – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Bradley on 2016-02-02.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that learning disabilities services are commissioned by the NHS in every prison in England.

Lord Prior of Brampton

Public Health England, NHS England and the National Offender Management Service commission individual health and wellbeing needs assessments (HNAs) in all prisons and young offender institutions in England on a regular basis. An HNA identifies the health needs of the population for which health services will be commissioned in that establishment, which includes learning disabilities.

NHS England commissions health services to standard specifications which ensures that evidence-based clinical standards of care are delivered in individual prisons.