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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15, 16 July 2013
Date of Publication: 16 August 2013
Inspection Report published 16 August 2013 PDF

People should get safe and coordinated care when they move between different services (outcome 6)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Receive safe and coordinated care, treatment and support where more than one provider is involved, or they are moved between services.

How this check was done

We carried out a visit on 15 July 2013 and 16 July 2013, observed how people were being cared for, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff. We reviewed information given to us by the provider and took advice from our pharmacist.

Our judgement

People’s health, safety and welfare was protected when more than one provider was involved in their care and treatment, or when they moved between different services. This was because the provider worked in co-operation with others.

Reasons for our judgement

Prisoners at HMP Risley had access to treatment and support from one or more service providers that operated from within the prison. These registered providers met on a regular basis with prison staff to discuss and plan a coordinated response to prisoners’ health and social care needs. This ensured that prisoners had access to a good range of drug and alcohol support services as well as medical and mental health services.

We saw that all registered healthcare providers met daily to discuss a coordinated response to prisoners’ health and social care needs. The registered manager for the service told us they had good working relationships with other partner agencies across the prison including prison staff. This meant that prisoners were assured good joint working arrangements were in place around their care and treatment.

CRI assisted prisoners, if they wanted; to access external support agencies upon discharge from prison, including links with CRI community based resources in order to continue in recovery or maintenance programmes. This meant that prisoners were assisted and supported to successfully remain in treatment once in the community.