Healthcare in the Justice System: Improving Outcomes, Reducing Reoffending

This event will look at the impact of health and social care in justice settings, and examine how to deliver quality services for people with criminal convictions.

Improved health outcomes have a positive effect on reducing offending behaviour

High correlations between poor health, income inequality, low social mobility, crime, imprisonment, mental health problems and high levels of obesity are found among those who have criminal convictions.

In 2017, the Scottish Government established a Health and Justice Collaboration Improvement Board to address health inequalities for those with criminal convictions through collaborative working across health and social care and justice services. Aided and supported by the 'Justice Strategy: 2017-18 Delivery Plan' and the recent 'Five Years On' Royal College of Nursing report into healthcare in prisons, collaborative working across sectors seeks to improve outcomes for those with criminal convictions.

However, pressures on staff and resources mean that this is often easier said than done. Join us on 20 June to examine how your organisation can work collaboratively to deal with complex needs and what needs to be done to improve health and wellbeing for those with criminal convictions.

Who should attend?

  • Orlando Heijmer-mason, Health and Justice Collaboration Improvement Group, Scottish Government
  • Kirstin Leath, Health and Social Care Manager, Scottish Prison Service
  • Helen Malo, Policy Officer, Royal College of Nursing 
  • Pete White, Chief Executive, Positive Prison? Positive Future...
  • David Scott, Head of Learning, Development and Innovation, Community Justice Scotland 
  • Amanda O'Byrne, Chief Inspector and Partnerships Manager, Police Scotland 
  • Jessica Davidson, Senior Clinical Lead - Health in Custody, NHS Lothian 
  • Anne Gallacher, Criminal Justice Team Leader, Tomorrow's Women Glasgow 
  • Elaine Martin, Senior Mental Health Nurse, Tomorrow's Women Glasgow 

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Understanding the current health demographics of people with criminal convictions  
  • Examining the issues experienced by the prison population; tackling ongoing health inequalities, continuity of care and sustainability of services
  • Enabling communities to be safe and supportive and work in partnership to create a continuity of care once an individual has left prison
  • Examining how the integration of health and social care and the redesign of the community justice system can complement one another going forward

Who should attend?

This event will be of benefit to those working to improve outcomes for those with criminal convictions across health, social care, and community planning in Scotland such as:

  • Public health professionals; health improvement managers
  • Social work; social justice and family support services
  • Justice professionals (police, custody and community)
  • Community planning; community learning; and development services
  • Service managers (health, social care, justice and community planning)
  • Policy officers from across health, social care, justice and community planning

Agenda*

09:30    Registration and Refreshments

10:00    Welcome and Introduction from Chair

10:05    Session 1: Health and Justice: Improving Partnership Working

Understanding the policy context: Health and Justice Collaboration Improvement Board

  • Justice Vision for Scotland: 2017-18 Delivery Plan and looking ahead.
  • Current health demographics of Scotland’s offending population
  • Integration of health and social care, and the redesign of the community justice system in the future 

Orlando Heijmer-mason, Health and Justice Collaboration Improvement Group, Scottish Government

10:30    Questions and Discussion

10:40     Roundtable Discussions

Delegates will lead the discussion and identify key opportunities and challenges going forward, and the key learning outcomes that they would like to take away from the day.

11:10    Refreshments and Networking

11:30    Session 2: Improving Health in Custody

  • Reflecting on Five Years On: Royal College of Nursing Scotland Review
  • Health in prisons – diet, fitness and mental health
  • Health implications for both high and low security prisons
  • How to provide effective services for those in high and low security settings
  • Dealing with trauma

Speakers include...

11:30  A Changing Prison Population, A Changing Public Sector Landscape

  • Changes in Scotland’s prison population
  • Examples of new work to address emerging challenges
  • Where does SPS fit in the Health and Justice Collaboration work?

Kirstin Leath, Health and Social Care Manager, Scottish Prison Service

11:50  Improving Health in Custody: The Role of Nursing

  • Valuing and supporting the contribution of nursing to improve health outcomes for people in prison
  • Reflecting on Five Years On the RCN Scotland review

Helen Malo, Policy Officer, Royal College of Nursing (Scotland)

 12.10 The Inaccessible Pinnacle

Pete White, Chief Executive, Positive Prison? Positive Future...

12:30    Questions and Discussion

12:50    Lunch and Networking

13:50    Session 3: Improving Health in Community Settings

  • Reducing offending, reducing inequalities: Achieving ‘better health, better lives’ in community settings
  • Ensuring effective transitions from custody to community
  • Effective community planning and ensuring effective health and social care management for people with criminal convictions in the community
  • Dealing with trauma (Tomorrow’s Women Glasgow)

13:50 The Development of Training in Trauma Informed Practice within Community Justice Scotland

  • Why this is needed
  • Formulation of content
  • Hoped for outcomes

David Scott, Head of Learning, Development and Innovation, Community Justice Scotland 

14:10   Police and Health: The Cultivation of Hope 

  • Custody healthcare provision: background, structure and governance 
  • Development of criminal/community justice hubs - delivering effective custody healthcare and wellbeing interventions collaboratively 

Amanda O'Byrne, Chief Inspector and Partnerships Manager, Police Scotland 

Jessica Davidson, Senior Clinical Lead - Health in Custody, NHS Lothian 

14:40 Healthcare at Tomorrow' Women Glasgow

  • Tomorrow's women Glasgow
  • ​Physical, mental and sexual health
  • Trauma 

Elaine Martin, Senior Mental Health Nurse, Tomorrow's Women Glasgow 

Anne Gallacher, Criminal Justice Team Leader, Tomorrow's Women Glasgow 

15.10    Questions and Discussion

15:30    Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

NASUWT, 35 Young Street North Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4JD | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

Dates
20 June 2018

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