Tag Archives: prison healthcare

Inside job: beating addiction in prison

Published on Wed 21st February by Amyholgate

Offenders at Wiltshire’s HMP Erlestoke are being given expert training so they can offer qualified support to peers struggling with substance misuse. Nicola Rodgers reports. It’s a clear, bright late-summer morning and I’m meeting Fiona Spence, Bristol Community Health’s Equality and Diversity Coordinator, and Penny Stanbury, Involvement Coordinator for Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership […]

Substance misuse in prisons

Published on Thu 18th August by Amyholgate

Caring for patients with multiple addictions is a delicate balancing act, but custodial sentences can be a chance for patients to turn their health and lives around, says Tania MacDonnell Many patients who go to prison with drug problems are addicted to opiates such as heroin, but new psychoactive substances (NPS – previously known as […]

Find a career in prison healthcare – it’s unique and challenging

Published on Fri 27th May by Taniamacdonnell

We’re looking for RGNs and RMHNs to fill a number of exciting opportunities within: Primary Care, Planned Care, Urgent Care and Substance Misuse and for registered Pharmacy Technicians to work in our Medicines Management Team. We also have a specific requirement for paramedics with HCPC registration to work as urgent care paramedics within HMP Eastwood […]

HMP Eastwood Park – Open Day

Published on Thu 3rd December by Amy Clapinson

Join our team – register to attend our recruitment Open Day at HMP Eastwood Park On Saturday 23 January 2016 we invite registered general nurses and pharmacy technicians to meet our team at HMP Eastwood Park and see what a career in prison healthcare really involves. We are looking for enthusiastic clinicians to join our […]

Prison Healthcare

Published on Thu 5th February by Georgina Pearson

What is this service? On 1 April 2016 we launched our new primary healthcare service across five south west prisons: HMP Bristol HMP Eastwood Park HMP Ashfield HMP Leyhill HMP Erlestoke The service is run by a partnership called InspireBetterHealth. Partner organisations include Bristol Community Health (prime provider), Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS […]