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Probation Healthcare Commissioning Toolkit

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The University of Lincoln and Royal Holloway have just published a probation healthcare commissioning toolkit

  • Date05 April 2019

The toolkit, which is available at at, was produced as part of a wider research project funded by the NIHR RfPB programme, and was also guided by an external advisory group that included representatives from her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Public Health, the Health and Justice Clinical Reference Group, the Probation Institute, the House of Lords, Together Women, Public Health England and HM Inspectorate of Probation.

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Service users were also part of the research project steering group, and co-produced an ‘easy read summary’ of the research findings with the research team.

The toolkit is intended to be user friendly, containing a number of infographics to summarise what research tells us about the health needs of people in contact with probation. It also details the roles and responsibilities of different organisations in relation to the health of this population, provides some potential examples of good practice; and has a section on measuring and improving health, and the quality of healthcare that people in contact with probation receive.

The resource is free to download and the research team would welcome people taking the opportunity to provide feedback on the toolkit via the link on the website:


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