Health in Justice and Other Vulnerable Adults London Clinical Network
Our overarching aim is to provide expert advice to NHS England (London) Health in Justice and Other Vulnerable Adults Commissioning Stream to improve vulnerable Londoners’ wellbeing in their contact with the criminal justice system
Our role in NHS commissioning
The Health in Justice & other Vulnerable Adults (HiJOVA) London Clinical Network (LCN) is the first of its kind, and aims to bring expert professionals, carers and patients together to improve outcomes in complex patient pathways in a holistic manner to inform commissioners.
We work collaboratively with the Commissioning Team with our work plans directly linked to the commissioning intentions: these are published here.
The HiJOVA SCN was set up in part because there are more prisons in London than any other region. It was felt appropriate for London to have a say in the development of services and therefore strategic commissioning.
Read our Common Purpose
THIS NETWORK IS NOW CLOSED – YOU CAN READ THE FINAL REPORT ON OUR WORK HERE
The Network members come from a broad range of services that connect across the criminal justice system and beyond. All are volunteering their time to engage with this work and most have direct involvement in providing services within the sector.
We aim to be transparent and therefore each member submits a biography for this website, including information on any competing interests they may have. (Click the link in the title to learn more about our members.)
The workstreams were prioritised through individual and group discussion with LCN members and ultimately co-designed with members and key stakeholders such as MOPAC, general practitioners, Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, voluntary sector and service users, while taking account of current strategic priorities. They are growing and developing over time.
We aim to be transparent and therefore we publish as much information as we can from the work that we are involved with (click the link in the title to see our work in action.)
As a Network, we meet six times per year together to plan and develop our work.
We are keen to engage with staff on the ground in health in justice settings in our mission to improve services, and last year (2016) saw our first annual conference.
We aim to be transparent and therefore we publish as much information as we can from the events we hold (click the link in the title to see our work in action.)
Collaboration is key: what can we do to improve services together?
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