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  • Health Needs Assessment of Offenders in the community Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington and Wirral (June 2013)
    This is available for Wirral and the surrounding area as its first Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for offenders in the community. The research, on behalf of NHS Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral, seeks to understand the health needs of offenders in the community in order to inform local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Local Authority (LA) and Local Area Teams of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB LAT) to their current and future commissioning arrangements. 
    The health needs assessment can be accessed
    The appendices for the HNA can be accessed

  • Health Needs Assessment of Young Offenders in the youth justice system on Merseyside: Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series No. 92 (March 2013)
    This is a health needs assessment (HNA) of young offenders aged 10-19 on Merseyside. It covers the areas of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral, and, Halton. It includes young offenders in secure children’s homes (SCH), secure training centres (STC), and young offender institutions (YOI), as well as those who are being managed in the community by Merseyside Youth Offending Services (YOSs).

  • Health Needs Assessment of Adult Offenders across the criminal justice system on Merseyside - Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series No. 87(July 2012)
    The Health Needs Assessment covers the 3 prisons on Merseyside: HMP Liverpool, Alt course and Kennet, as well as offenders on probation and in police custody across Merseyside. Because the majority of female offenders from the Merseyside area who are sent to prison are sent to HMP Styal, Styal was also included. This HNA covers offenders aged 18 and upwards. A health and wellbeing needs assessment of young offenders aged 10-18 is due for completion in December 2012. As part of the health needs assessment, quantitative data on prevalence of mental and physical health problems, as well as a wide range of other measures, were collected from the 4 prisons, as well as from Merseyside Probation Service.

Other Information

  • Public Health England: Health & Justice Report 2014
    This report provides details of key changes in the health and justice system and discusses the public health needs of people in Prescribed Places of Detention (PPDs).