National Partnership Agreement for the co-commissioning and delivery of healthcare services in prisons in England

A National Partnership Agreement between NHS England, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and Public Health England (PHE) has been developed.  It sets out the shared strategic intent and joint commitment in the commissioning, enabling and delivery of healthcare services in adult prisons in England.

It sets out:

  • respective roles and objectives of each organisation
  • shared principles and objectives for all three organisations
  • shared development objectives
  • governance arrangements for each organisation.

The agreement follows the reforms to the Health System in England from April 2013.  You can read the agreement on the NOMS website.