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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Professor Louis Appleby - National Clinical Director for Health and Criminal Justice

Dear Liaison and Diversion Development Network Members!

I am planning on using this online Network to highlight my visits to the Liaison and Diversion services around the country.  These visits are proving an excellent way of discussing the strengths and challenges of working in this field and the NHS Networks site provides a chance to continue those discussions.  Just as I will send you information relating to liaison and diversion and to offender health more broadly, please use the Network to get in touch with me and other L&D sites by leaving your thoughts on the message board.  

For those who I have not yet met I thought I would include a bit about me and my role within the Liaison and Diversion programme.

I was appointed as the first National Clinical Director for Health and Criminal Justice in April 2010 and I am also Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester.  Before this appointment, I was National Clinical Director for Mental Health from 2000 to 2010.  The main aim of my post is to help ensure that Liaison and Diversion is available throughout England, in line with the Bradley Report.

I chair an External Partners Group of Royal Colleges and the NHS Confederation, their collaboration on this initiative is vital.  I also chair a Police Custody Healthcare group, an external reference group, that will shape the joint working of the NHS and the Police.

I will put up details of the services that I am scheduled to visit and will use this forum to feedback and reflect on these.  I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to keeping you updated on a range of things offender health and liaison and diversion.  Following me on Twitter @ProfLAppleby is another way of staying informed and keeping in touch.

Best wishes



karen jenkins
karen jenkins says:
Jun 19, 2014 12:04 PM
Having just joined the Liaison and Diversion Service in Dorset i am really keen to learn as much as i can regarding this service, could you possibly direct me to further reading and also, i am trying to get in touch with other recovery workers in more established areas. I am the only one doing the recovery worker job in Dorset at the moment and as such i have had to create the role myself. I would like some guidance from other more experienced professionals whom are already established. If you are able to direct me to anyone or any area that could help i would appreciate it very much.