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Prison Healthcare

We’ve been running healthcare services in these challenging environments since 2012 and now provide care for more than 2,500 people including men, women and juveniles. Our services look after the physical and mental health care needs of all prisoners.

We operate round-the-clock, nurse-led healthcare including prisoner screening on arrival and all primary care such as minor surgery, in-patient units and prescribing. We also coordinate a wide range of other service providers, such as GP practices, to provide seamless care.

The safety of our team and the people we look after, particularly the most vulnerable, is our priority and we work closely with prison management. We also maximise the amount of ‘wing-based’ care given, which not only helps us to reduce risk posed by moving prisoners, but also helps improve waiting times and reduce the number of missed appointments.

Our motivated teams are driven by our belief that if you are a prisoner you should receive same level of healthcare that you would in the community. We know that improving prisoners’ short and long-term health reduces their likelihood of reoffending.

Some of our services include:

  • Asthma and COPD
  • Chronic Disease
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetic clinic
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Featured Blog

Martyn O’Neill-Cooper works as a staff nurse at Norwich Prison, where they can have up to 212 prisoners at any one time. He was nominated for a Feel the Difference award for his generous spirit during the adverse weather conditions at the start of the year.

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Featured News

Groups and charities working to improve health and ease loneliness across Bath and North East Somerset are invited to apply to the county’s Community Wellness Fund.

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Featured Case Study

How we launched a new service to keep vulnerable children and young people in Devon out of hospital.

We co-ordinate adult community health services across East Staffordshire as part of the ‘Improving Lives’ programme.

We ensure that families have free and easy access to local health services in the community; whether in a local clinic, play area or in a family’s home.

We provide similar services across the country, where we’ve invested significantly in bringing services together and improving the experience for the people who use our services.

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