Improve the quantity and quality of service relevant healthcare research and
development conducted in all criminal justice settings and across the full offender
pathway. The research produced is to bridge the divide between the discovery of
evidence and service delivery, assisting with policy development. It shall be based
on the five workstreams: public health, primary care, mental health, dentistry and
substance misuse, working with the 10 established regional research organisations.
New initiatives for ensuring that offender health research is sustainable i.e.
training of research practitioners and working with universities in making Offender
Health Research its own discipline are planned. Consideration shall also be given to Powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology other research associated with the offender pathway that tie in with health
priorities, for example resettlement, social care, housing family ties and alternatives to custody.