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Prison Drug Treatment Strategy Review Group. Patel, Lord [Department of Health (UK)] . (2010) Reducing drug-related crime and rehabilitating offenders. Recovery and rehabilitation for drug users in prison and on release: recommendations for action. The Patel report. 218 p.

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RECOMMENDATION 1: CROSS-GOVERNMENT STRATEGY
Achieve efficiencies and improve cost effectiveness by developing (for the first time in England) a unified cross-Government drug treatment and interventions strategy for people in prisons, moving between prisons and on release.

RECOMMENDATION 2: ESTABLISHING OUTCOMES
Shift focus and resources towards reducing re-offending outcomes and better health outcomes, through a national health and criminal justice outcomes model.

RECOMMENDATION 3: STREAMLINED COMMISSIONING SYSTEMS
Shift focus and resources to develop a streamlined, autonomous and accountable commissioning system that is coherent, cost-effective and enables more effective decision-making by local commissioners and partnerships

RECOMMENDATION 4: SERVICE DELIVERY
Refocus and increase ambition, quality and innovation in service delivery through an updated national drug treatment and interventions framework that covers both community and prisons to: increase the numbers of drug users who are able to achieve recovery from dependency and sustain this for the longer-term; and contribute to a reduction in re-offending and reduced mortality from suicide, accidental drug overdose, blood borne viruses and other chronic health problems

RECOMMENDATION 5: SERVICE USER AND CARER ENGAGEMENT
Increase social capital by identifying ‘Recovery Champions’ in the community and prisons to reduce poor social cohesion in local communities and support the creation and expansion of volunteering, co-operatives, charities and social enterprise.

RECOMMENDATION 6: ESTABLISHING LINKS TO WIDER CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SYSTEM
Increase efficiencies and improve cost effectiveness by ensuring drug treatment and interventions strategy in prisons is not developed in isolation but linked to other relevant initiatives and strategies as they develop


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, Crime prevention, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Department of Health (UK)
Date:2010
Pages:218 p.
Corporate Creators:Prison Drug Treatment Strategy Review Group
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
B Substances > Drugs and alcohol in general
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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