... an advanced physiotherapy practitioner
I'm Sam Cheffins, an advanced physiotherapy practitioner (APP).
Since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2010 I have worked in London Teaching Hospitals, Private Practice [...] read more
... a senior sonographer
I'm Kerry Leaf, a senior sonographer at Bucks Diagnostic Centre in High Wycombe.
I qualified as a Radiographer in 2001 and worked in a busy NHS trust for 18 months before [...] read more
... a pharmacy technician
I'm Jeanette Castledine, a pharmacy technician at HMP Doncaster.
As a pharmacy technician we have the responsibility to issue methadone to the patients, [...] read more
... a senior paramedic in prison healthcare
I'm Amanda Wilkinson and I work at HMP Doncaster & YOI as I Senior Paramedic.
I joined in June 2016 as the very first registered Paramedic to work in Offender Health in the UK. [...] read more
... a senior nurse at HMP Sudbury
My name's Chris Morris and I am a senior nurse working at HMP Sudbury.
Prior to joining the team at HMP Sudbury, I worked in HMYOI Werrington and before that within hospitals and nursing homes. [...] read more
... an MSK physiotherapist
I am Gina Koutsoflini and I am an outpatient MSK physiotherapist working for the Buckinghamshire Musculoskeletal Integrated Care Service (MusIC).
I have been working at Care UK for more than a year and I have gained valuable clinical experience. [...] read more
... a lead radiographer
I'm Laura Cowan, Lead Radiographer for ST Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre and Havant NHS Diagnostic Centre.
I have been in this role for 18 months and a Qualified Diagnostic Radiographer for 7 years [...] read more
... a pharmacist
I'm Khurshid Hussain, a pharmacist at Care UK.
I would imagine that my journey into working within secure environments is similar to that as other healthcare professionals [...] read more
... an advanced nurse practitioner
I'm Stacey Waugh, an advanced nurse practitioner at HMP Doncaster.
I came to work in a prison for a totally new challenge and a different direction in my nursing career [...] read more
... a healthcare assistant
I am Amy Hendley, a healthcare assistant working in Health in Justice.
Ten years in service and not one day the same... [...] read more
... a prison GP
I am Pat Staite, a Health in Justice GP at HMP Oakwood.
A confession... I didn’t always work within a prison environment. [...] read more
... a prison GP
I am Caroline Allfrey, a Health in Justice GP at HMP Wormwood Scrubs.
I knew early on, I wanted to do 'portfolio work'. I just didn't know what this would look like for me [...] read more
... a prison pharmacist
I am Parminder Singh, a Health in Justice pharmacist at HMP Leeds.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in a pharmacy setting within prison healthcare? [...] read more
... a physiotheraphist
... a diagnostic radiographer
... the director of nursing
I am Kate Carter and I am the director of nursing for Care UK. My nursing background is varied including a CNS role in Tissue Viability, Research and a special interest in Sexual Health.
... a clinical advisor for NHS 111
My name is Andy and I am a clinical advisor for the NHS 111 service at Care UK in the East of England. I have been in this role for 1 year and 11 months. The experience and knowledge gained in this role has been extensive and allowed me to enhance my own skills.
... a prison nurse
My name is Claire and I am a prison nurse at HMP Huntercombe.
... a prison pharmacy technician
Hi, I am Wenda, a pharmacy technician at HMP Huntercombe. I thought that the NHS was the only place I would be able to provide the best possible care. However, Care UK made me feel like they wanted me to come to work for them and my role was very important
... a prison GP
I am Carol and I'm a GP within HMP Huntercombe. Working within the prison system is different from normal general practice. I find this work to be very interesting; it’s a new challenge for me.
... a 111 health advisor
Hi, I am Jo and I'm a 111 Health Advisor at the NHS 111 service in Ipswich. As a Health Advisor, I respond to in-coming non-emergency calls to NHS 111, after thorough training using the NHS Pathways system.
... a mental health nurse
My name is Alex and I am a Mental Health Nurse at HMP Wealstun. I have held this role since December 2016 and enjoy the experience and opportunities available to me.
... an outpatient nurse
Hi, I’m Jess and I’m an Outpatient Nurse at Devizes Treatment Centre. Last year I completed a Return to Nursing course at The University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. I had been out of nursing for 11 years having chosen to be a stay at home mum with my two children.
... a physiotherapy manager
My name is Paul Soley and I am the lead physiotherapist in the Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth. A usual working day for me looks something like this.
My alarm goes off every morning at 5am to the sounds of BBC 6 music. I then grab a banana and I go for either a run, cycle or swim (indoors or outdoors dependent on the British weather and how brave I am feeling).
I arrive at work, get changed and I am ready for the 8 o’clock ward round with the nurses, resident medical officer, a consultant and other relevant members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). The ward round can take any length of time from 15 minutes to an hour depending on how many patients we have on the ward. During the ward round the consultant will review the patient based on a physical examination and an update of their progress from other members of the MDT, including the patient. Following the ward round I will head back into the physiotherapy gym, feedback to the physiotherapy team and develop a working plan for the day. [...] read more
... a NHS 111 clinical advisor
Below is an extract of my conversation with one of our Clinical Advisor's based in our Ipswich site and the discussion that we had about the positives when working for 111 and what the role entails.
"I original came into working for 111 through an agency several years ago and decided to take the plunge into Out of hours to see what was really involved. Around the same time I was also offered a charge nurse position within a secure unit which was more suited to my background as a RGN and having previously worked within a substance misuse service. However I stuck to my guns and always looking for a new challenge I started on the 111 and pathways training course for the role, at which point i realised the scope for career development. When the opportunity arose for a permanent role with Care UK I was happy to transfer over; despite the initial appeal for agency work you can’t always guarantee your hours and it lacks career development. [...] read more
The main thing that I like about working at Balborough is that everyone here is very nice. For me personally, that was a very important thing. [...] read more