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Health in justice

We are the UK’s leading independent provider of health services in prisons, sexual assault referral centres and youth offender establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments – for victims of crime and for those within the judicial system.

Sexual assault referral centres

We run one Solace sexual assault referral centre where victims of rape or sexual assault are supported in the immediate aftermath of an attack, and throughout their journey of recovery. As well as helping to improve standards of forensic evidence, these centres are receiving excellent feedback for the level and range of support they deliver.

Health in justice

We also operate 42 prison services where we work with all types of offenders in all categories of prisons. These are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy and optometry. 

Collaboration is the key to success, and we partner with commissioning bodies to assess the needs of each establishment. We then work with prison staff to deliver improved outcomes, reduced waiting times and the very best frontline healthcare for prisoners. We’re proud of our track record in improving the long-term health of offenders and lowering the rates of emergency hospital admissions.

The benefits of our health in justice services include:
  1. Compliance: our services comply with all relevant Department of Health and National Offender Management Service (NOMS) policies
  2. Service user involvement: service users and ex-service users are involved in developing services within the prisons
  3. Access: our services meet the operational and regime hours of the prisons

What does it mean to work for Health in Justice with Care UK?

Dr Sarah Bromley, National Medical Director for Health in Justice

Driving innovation

We’re leading the way in this sector with a range of initiatives that are moving provision on from the traditional disease-led approach to a more holistic model focused on health and wellbeing that involves service users more fully in their own long-term recovery.

We also understand there is a need to provide dignified and appropriate care for the prison population with long-term or terminal illnesses, and work closely with partners to address the inequality in treatment often experienced by prisoners.

Find out more about our innovative approach.
 

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