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Competitive tendering and offender health services

Forrester, Andrew, Till, Alex, Senior, Jane and Shaw, Jenny 2015. Competitive tendering and offender health services. Lancet Psychiatry 2 (10) , pp. 859-861. 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00414-9

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Health-care services within criminal justice systems in England and Wales have recently experienced large-scale competitive tendering, partly stimulated by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. A similar process of competitive tendering occurred within addictions services and resulted in patchwork service provision and disrupted local care pathways. 1 Within offender health, this same ideologically and politically driven process is now jeopordising connections across local health-care pathways, under the guise of improvement and efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2215-0366
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2021 23:47

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