Prison nursing: HMP Bristol open day

September 21, 2017 Written by Nicola Rodgers


Thursday 5 October 2017, 12:00-16:00 *please note change of date*
HMP Bristol, Cambridge Road, Bristol, BS7 8PS (map and directions below)


About the open day

Prison nursing is diverse, challenging and – above all – highly rewarding. We firmly believe that good healthcare can change lives. Could you be part of our team?

The day begins with a short presentation on healthcare at HMP Bristol, then you’ll be shown around the prison to understand first-hand what working in this environment could be like.

There’ll also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet our dedicated and knowledgeable team. This is a rare opportunity to gain a genuine insight into what prison nursing is really like.

The open day will last around 1-2 hours.


Who is it for?

We’re currently looking for registered nurses to join our team.

Whether you’re looking for a permanent role or more flexible bank working, we’d love to meet you.


About HMP Bristol

HMP Bristol is a Category B adult male prison catering for 640 men who are either convicted or on remand. The majority of prisoners are serving sentences of less than 12 months. The prison is located in the north of Bristol in Horfield, just off Gloucester Road (click here for directions).

Our team offers a wide range of care within the prison – from general health assessments and routine clinics, to supporting prisoners overcome long histories of substance misuse. We have a dedicated substance misuse service, urgent care team and a dedicated healthcare centre, where we aim to deliver services equal to that in a community setting.

Bristol Community Health is part of the InspireBetterHealth partnership, which provides healthcare in five prisons across the South West.


Key information – please read

Due to the nature of the open day, we ask that you arrive promptly at the prison for 12:00pm.

You will need to bring a valid form of identification in order to be granted access to the prison. This should be an up-to-date passport or driving licence.

Please also be aware that you cannot have any of the following items on your person while you are at the prison:

  • Mobile phones
  • USB sticks or any other electronics, including cameras
  • Matches or lighters
  • Alcohol or any other related substances
  • Sharp implements including needles, knives, and screwdrivers
  • Chewing gum
  • Aerosols or perfume

We recommend that you do not take any personal items in to the prison.


Prison nursing: find out more

For further details of the open day or vacancies at HMP Bristol, please contact the recruitment team at or call 0117 440 9013 / 2145

Find out more about careers in nursing with Bristol Community Health.

HMP Bristol

HMP Bristol, Cambridge Road, Bristol, United Kingdom