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Health and Justice Information Services

Health and Justice Information Services provides a total healthcare system for people within the Justice System.

Prepare for the Health and Justice Information Service contract

Find out how to get ready for the new Health and Justice Information Service contract.

What is the Health and Justice Information Service?

The Health and Justice Information Services (HJIS) is an IT system for the English Health and Justice Service. Patients may be in the justice system in England in the following places:

  • Prison

  • Young Offender Institutes

  • Immigration Removal Centres

  • Secure Training Centres

  • Secure Children's Homes

Benefits of the new HJIS contract are:

  • patient records can be transferred between health and Justice organisations

  • records can be passed back to community NHS services when leaving the Justice system

  • patients can register with a Justice healthcare team as their registered GP services for continuity of care

  • access to NHS Spine services such as PDS, e-RS, EPS etc.

Programme Ownership

Ownership of the HJIS programme lies with NHS England.

NHS Digital's role to date has primarily been the procurement of a replacement solution following the expiry of the original contract and, in future, will provide solution assurance services for each release.

NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) is responsible for delivery of the programme, including implementation of new system functionality.

More information about HJIS

To find out more information about the programme go to www.nelcsu.nhs.uk/hjis or to sign up for the Health and Justice bulletin, please contact NEL CSU by emailing HJIS@nhs.net.

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

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