My name is Claire and I am a prison nurse at HMP Huntercombe.
As a prison nurse, my first job of the day is medication and then it’s the unknown as to what will come. We have clinics running each day and you don’t know what may be coming to a clinic. My duties will range from answering emergency bells to taking patients blood to giving out more medication. We have controlled medication here that we have to issue aswell.
I have always solely been in the NHS so it has come as a really big shock to me in a positive way working for Care UK because it would seem that nothing is too much trouble. If there is a course I need to go on that I can justify why I need to go on its supported and funded. If there is equipment that is broken, so long as I can show it is broken it will be replaced. The bars and the doors are irrelevant really and it’s about maintaining those professional boundaries like you would in any post you are working in within healthcare.